The New VGA
In less than four years, IBM's Video Graphics Array (VGA) standard has established itself as the most popular option for PC graphics. According to market researcher Dataquest (San Jose, Calif.), 78% of all video boards sold in 1989 conform to the VGA standard. However, some intriguing enhancements that are likely to threaten the VGA status quo are about to appear.
One of the most exciting developments is a chip engineered by Edsun Laboratories of Waltham, Mass. This VGA chip replacement, dubbed Continuous Edge Graphics Digital to Analog Converter (CEG/DAC), replaces part of the circuitry on a VGA board, specifically the digital-to-analog signal chip. CEG greatly improves resolution and explodes the number of available colors from VGA's standard 256-hue palette to a dazzling 740,000.
Some sophisticated video boards can match CEG's …