Video Graphics Arraycomputing dictionary

<computer hardware> (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 "colour Graphics Adapter" (CGA) and "Enhanced Graphics Adapter" (EGA).

See also: Super Video Graphics Adapter.

Acronym: VGA

(01 Jan 1995)