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:
Ø 800 by 600 pixels
Ø 1024 by 768 pixels
Ø 1280 by 1024 pixels
Ø 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.