Extended Graphics Adapter

Definition(s)

  • Short for Enhanced Graphics Adapter, EGA is a video standard manufactured by IBM in 1984 with a higher resolution (640 x 350) and more colors (16 from a palette of 64) when compared to earlier standards such as CGA. 1
  • The Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) is a historical IBM PC computer display standard from 1984 that superseded and exceeded the capabilities of the CGA standard introduced with the original IBM PC, and was itself superseded by the VGA standard in 1987. 2

Notes

  1. Computer Hope, EGA definition, http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/ega.htm
  2. Wikipedia, Enhanced Graphics Adapter, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Graphics_Adapter