CGA Modes (Wuz: Win 3.0)

From: Hotze <>
Date: Tue Feb 3 10:29:14 1998

But, of course, MY PGA did. I've got a question I've been dying to ask: Why
the heck do (S)VGA montiors have 3 sets of pins, and "older" monitors only
have 2? I mean, the increased performance, for sure, but so many of the
pins are "not used", or used for an odd purpose. Why not say put in 2
differnet plugs of 2 rows each, so that I could use my *surely* functional
SVGA when testing out old computers?

Tim D. Hotze
-----Original Message-----
From: Kip Crosby <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Tuesday, February 03, 1998 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: CGA Modes (Wuz: Win 3.0)

>At 18:44 2/3/98 +0300, you wrote:
>>Isn't PGA Pin-Grid-Array? (It's probably wrong, but hay....)
>Na-na-na. Professional Graphics Adapter, IBM's "other" attempt (besides
>8514/a and XGA) at expensive design-grade video. It never went anywhere,
>Kip Crosby
>Computer History Association of California
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