Short for Super VGA, a set of graphics standards designed to offer greater resolution than VGA.

There are several varieties of SVGA, each providing a different resolution:


    800 by 600 pixels

    1024 by 768 pixels

    1280 by 1024 pixels

    1600 by 1200 pixels


All SVGA standards support a palette of 16 million colors, but the number of colors that can be

displayed simultaneously is limited by the amount of video memory installed in a system.

One SVGA system might display only 16 simultaneous colors while another displays the entire

palette of 16 million colors. The SVGA standards are developed by a consortium of monitor and

graphics manufacturers called VESA.