VIAC7D 1 s VIA C7 D Carbon Free Processor

VIA today announced the VIA C7®-D processor
for a new breed of PC desktop solutions.
The VIA C7-D processor with a maximum power consumption of just 20W at 1.8GHz
not only sets the benchmark for performance-per-watt operation, but enables
further power savings through the use of smaller power supplies and cooling
fans, with a side benefit of a quieter computing experience. The carbon dioxide
produced from the operation of the processor over the lifetime of the PC is then
offset through regional projects in energy conservation, reforestation, and
alternative energy.
The VIA C7-D processor family is shipping now

VIAC7D VIA C7 D Carbon Free Processor

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA C7®-D processor
for a new breed of PC desktop solutions.

The VIA C7-D processor with a maximum power consumption of just 20W at 1.8GHz
not only sets the benchmark for performance-per-watt operation, but enables
further power savings through the use of smaller power supplies and cooling
fans, with a side benefit of a quieter computing experience. The carbon dioxide
produced from the operation of the processor over the lifetime of the PC is then
offset through regional projects in energy conservation, reforestation, and
alternative energy.

"With an optimal blend of power efficient design, productivity driven
performance, and advanced security features, it gives us great pride to offer
the VIA C7-D processor as the world’s first Carbon Free computing solution,"
commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "In
offsetting of carbon emissions produced through the processors’ operation, VIA
is very excited about contributing to projects around the world that will
improve the quality of our environment, and enable us as a company to give back
to the community."

The initial offsets for the VIA C7-D processor are being done in cooperation
with Carbon Footprint Ltd, a leader in carbon footprint management.

"Around the world we are seeing a growing interest from companies and
individuals looking to ‘do their bit’ in reducing their carbon footprint as a
way to ensure future generations will inherit a world we can be proud of,"
commented John Buckley, Managing Director, Carbon Footprint Ltd. "Products such
as the VIA C7-D processor are certainly a step in the right direction for
organizations looking to neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions of their
operations, and we are proud to be working with VIA in their carbon offsetting
projects".

Also with the launch of the VIA C7-D processor, VIA is introducing a new
benchmark system called TreeMark™ which is intended to be a useful tool for
organizations looking to balance environmental impact in their computing
purchase decisions.

"Enterprises are increasingly using technology on a global scale," said Roger
Kay, founder and president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, "and they want
to work with suppliers whose technologies meet ever-more-stringent requirements
for efficiency, low cost, and environmental impact while delivering on
performance expectations."

For more information on the VIA Clean Computing Initiative, VIA Carbon Free
Computing, and the TreeMark™ rating system please visit:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/cleancomputing/

About the VIA C7-D Desktop Processor Platform

The VIA C7-D processor is based on the advanced VIA CoolStream™ architecture
of the ‘Esther’ core that minimizes power consumption within an ultra compact
die while optimizing performance. Designed in the low profile nanoBGA2 package
measuring just 21mm x 21 mm and a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of around
20 watts at 1.8GHz, the VIA C7-D processor has only minimal active cooling
requirements to facilitate ultra low profile commercial desktop designs.

Available at speeds of 1.5GHz and 1.8GHz, the VIA C7-D processor offers a host
of performance features such as StepAhead™ Advanced Branch Prediction, sixteen
pipeline stages, support for SSE2 and the advanced SSE3 multimedia 3D
instruction sets, a full-speed Floating Point Unit (FPU) and an
efficiency-enhanced 128KB full-speed exclusive L2 cache with 32-way
associativity for memory optimization. As part of the platform, the VIA CN700
Digital Media chipset integrates the VIA UniChrome™ Pro IGP graphics processor
with MPEG-2 hardware acceleration and the Chromotion™ CE engine to offer users
smooth and crystal clear video. The platform also supports dual monitor output
with DuoView+, rich 6-channel audio and DDR2 400/533MHz memory to make possible
efficient and media rich commercial desktop PCs.

For more information about the VIA C7-D processor please visit:

www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-d/

VIA C7-D Processor Pricing and Availability

The VIA C7-D processor family is shipping now