Video Resolution Standards

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SUMMARY
The following table summarizes the different standards for monochrome,CGA, EGA, and VGA video displays:
   Standard        Resolution Pixels    Total Colors    Colors/Screen   --------        -----------------    ------------    -------------   Hercules MDA        720 x 348            N/A          N/A   CGA                 640 x 200             16            4   EGA                 640 x 350             64           16   PGA                 640 x 480           4096          256   MCGA     CGA Mode          640 x 200           4096          256     Text Mode         640 x 480             16            2   VGA     CGA Mode          640 x 200           4096          256     Text Mode         720 x 400             16            2                       320 x 200        262,144          256                       640 x 480        262,144           16   Super VGA           800 x 600            256           16     (also called                       262,144          256 (depends      extended VGA                                            on      or VGA Plus)                                            display                                                              memory)   IBM 8514/A         1024 x 768       16 million         16                      (interlaced)                       256 (depends                                                              on                                                              display                                                              memory)   TI TIGA            1024 x 768       16 million         16   (Compaq, NEC)    (noninterlaced)                      256 (depends                                                              on display                      1280 x 1024      16 million         16  memory)				
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