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VGA is being referred to as Video Graphics Array which represents the color resolution of the personal computer. It is particularly displayed hardware initially introduced along with the IBM line of personal computers in the year 1987. VGA was initially considered as normal in video graphics as it is one of the latest enhanced technologies that have been introduced in the market. The Video Graphics Array was the ultimate graphic standards launched by IBM which most of the personal computer manufacturers accepted to produce it. It was the common denominator which all the computer graphics hardware supports ahead of installing the driver in the personal computer.

At present, Video Graphics Array is said to be the complete color resolution. The graphic cards usually support Video Graphics Array as its key standards if other cards fail like the missing drivers or other related problems. To entirely appreciate Video Graphics Array it is necessary to know its roots. Before the year 1981, most of the computer monitors were available with either white and black or monochromatic color resolution. However during that time, IBM launched CGA or the color graphic adaptor that had colors of almost 4 bit palette and 640 by 280 of resolution. Later on, it launched EGA or the enhanced graphic adaptor with double the color palettes and even the resolution were increased up to 350 by 640.

However, by the year 1987, Video Graphics Array was being introduced that boasted almost 32 palettes of color and 640 by 480 of resolution. In just six years of period the graphic technology was improved to a great extent and so the standards of Video Graphics Array were widely adapted by everyone. However, this latest technology even continued to enhance with some innovative standards that were coming into existence which included higher resolutions and more than 65,000 color palettes. As, computer and graphic adaptor manufacturers started supporting these innovative standards they even continued offering Video Graphics Array capabilities in all their graphic cards as the single lowest denominator.

This means that even if the graphic card which has the capacity of higher resolution will possibly display Video Graphics Array outputs before loading the drivers on the boot-up in the safer mode. However, with the introduction of wide-screen display, the standards of graphic technology continued to change with new standards like the Wide Extended Graphic Array or WXGA. Despite what type of standards the present graphic cards utilize, if the drivers are not being loaded or are missed then the graphic cards do not support the standards of Video Graphics Array. So, the resolutions for the computer display have actually approached a long way since the days of lower resolutions of Video Graphics Array.

The dissimilarity can be immediately recognized when the display graphic cards revert to the Video Graphics Array. For instance, a personal computer which has been booted in the safer mode it directly displays Video Graphics Arrays instead of computer graphic standards as the safer mode do not support extra drivers. As an alternative of the crisp and rich picture made of several colors, the Video Graphics Array picture is fuzzy, unattractive and bigger enough.

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