GSE-Reactive is now selling a full selection of 65816 CPUs, both for the Apple IIgs and IIgs-compatible accelerator cards. In addition, GSE-Reactive now offers a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket that you can plug into your current Apple IIgs or accelerator card CPU socket.There are multiple advantages to installing a ZIF socket: first, it becomes much easier to install and remove CPU chips or accelerator CPU cables. And since you don’t have to pry the cable out anymore, the risk of damage to your system is reduced substantially.

In addition, everyone knows that the CPU socket built into the Apple IIgs wears out after only a handful of insertions and removals. Using a ZIF socket eliminates this risk as well.