What is XGA and XGA-2 (Extended Graphics Array)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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XGA and XGA-2 (Extended Graphics Array)

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Also see display modes .

XGA (Extended Graphics Array) is a high-resolution video display mode that provides screen pixel resolution of 1,024 by 768 in 256 colors or 640 by 480 in high (16-bit) color. XGA monitor s can be interlaced display s.

XGA-2 is a display mode that provides 1,024 by 768 resolution in high color and higher-refresh rates than XGA. XGA was introduced by IBM in 1990 as an improvement on an earlier IBM display standard, the 8514/A.

The XGA standard is used in desktop and laptop computers as well as in projection systems.

This was last updated in April 2005
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