Great video graphics array
Super Video Graphics Array , or SVGA for short ( going back to VGA ), describes various things:
- general graphics cards with performance that goes beyond the VGA standard. In this sense, the term SVGA was common until the mid / late 1990s.
- more specifically a graphics standard ( VESA 1.2 ) that is downwardly compatible with VGA , which defines certain combinations of image resolution and number of colors (bit depth) as well as refresh rate. Graphics resolutions of up to 1280 × 1024 with 16 million colors can be displayed on a combination of graphics card and screen , both of which support VESA 1.2.
- the resolution 800 × 600 pixels ( aspect ratio 4: 3) independent of other parameters.
WSVGA ( Wide SVGA ) has also become established informally for screens in widescreen format , which usually corresponds to 1024 × 600 pixels (<16: 9).