Day: May 5, 2016

Tech Terms: VGA

Stands for “Video Graphics Array.” It is the standard monitor or display interface used in most PCs. Therefore, if a montior is VGA-compatible, it should work with most new computers. The VGA standard was originally developed by IBM in 1987 and allowed for a display resolution of 640×480 pixels. Since then, many revisions of the standard have been introduced. The most common is Super VGA (SVGA), which allows for resolutions greater than 640×480, such as 800×600 or 1024×768. A standard VGA connection has 15 pins and is shaped like a trapezoid.