Super Video Graphics ArraySuper Video Graphics Array
, almost always referred to as Super VGA
(SVGA), was the video graphics technology used for IBM-compatible PCs that succeeded the VGA standard
developed by IBM
. Super VGA, unlike VGA before it, was formed by a industry-standards consortium called the Video Electronics Standards Association
(VESA) in 1989
The original SVGA used a resolution of 800 x 600 4-bit pixels. Each pixel could therefore be one of 16 different colors. The original Super VGA was succeeded by Super XGA, but later improvements in PC display standards rarely used acronyms such as "SXGA" for marketing purposes.