Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EGA is a video display standard introduced by IBM around
1984. It became popular a couple of years later when
low-cost non-IBM versions became available.
It supports the CGA standard but improves upon it by
adding higher resolution and additional colors in
Text: 16 colors; 40- and 80-columns/25-lines
40- and 80-columns/43-lines
Graphics: 16 colors; 640x350 (max)
Later standards, including VGA, support the CGA and EGA
standards but provide additional screen colors and
■ TECH Help! covers programming aspects of the EGA in
detail. See EGA in the Index.