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TreeMark™ Tree Rating

To underscore the importance of the environmental impact of computing, VIA is introducing a new benchmark, TreeMark™, intended as a useful tool for organizations looking to balance environmental impact in their computing purchase decisions. The methodology behind the calculations, validated by independent consulting firm Best Foot Forward Ltd, take into account average use of a PC and derive the amount of carbon dioxide created as a by-product of the electricity generated to power the processor over its operational lifetime – and, thus, the number of trees required to offset that amount in the environment.

Sample TreeMark™ Comparison

TreeMark Rating
TreeMark Rating

With its market-leading power efficiency, the VIA C7®-D processor requires just four broad-leaf trees to compensate for the carbon dioxide that needs to be produced over the lifetime of the PC, an average of 28 trees – or over 88% - fewer than competing desktop processors.


TreeMark™ Calculator

Calculate the TreeMark™ rating of your PC by entering the maximum power consumed by your processor, component, or system.






Methodology behind TreeMark™ Calculations

Methodology behind TreeMark™ Calculations
1 Assuming 27% standby mode, 3% sleep mode, 67% idle mode, 3% performance  mode
2 Global average carbon intensity of electricity    
3 Based on average broad leaf tree

Download a report from Best Foot Forward Ltd. with more on the methodology behind these calculations

To learn more about VIA TreeMark™ Rating please contact: mkt@via.com.tw


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