video graphics array

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Video Graphics Array definition

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(VGA) A display standard for IBM PCs, with 640 x 480 pixels in 16 colours and a 4:3 aspect ratio. There is also a text mode with 720 x 400 pixels.
IBM technical references define the *product name* of their original VGA display board as "Video Graphics Array", in contrast to the preceding boards, the "Color Graphics Adapter" (CGA) and "Enhanced Graphics Adapter" (EGA).
See also Super Video Graphics Adapter.
(1995-01-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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