Full Form of VGA
Video Graphics Array
VGA Full Form is Video Graphics Array. This refers to the graphic display system for personal computers. Video Graphics Array was developed by IBM in 1987. It has become a de facto standard for computers. VGA systems can offer a resolution of 720X400 pixels in text mode. It offers resolutions of 640X480 with 16 colors or 320X200 with 256 colors in graphics mode. VGA offers a total number of 262,144 palette colors.
VGA was first introduced in 1987 and ever since, it has been evolving in colors and resolution. The basic standard version has seen many revisions and the most common one among them is SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array). SVGA has resolutions more than 640X480 pixels (such as 800X600 pixels and 1024X768 pixels). Unlike the earlier graphic standards of CGA, MDA, EGA, etc, VGA utilizes analog signals. The connector of the standard VGA has 15 pins of trapezoidal shape. However, monitors that are designed for older standards may not work with VGA standard.