Variety of computer display standards introduced as extensions to VGA by VESA (starting with SVGA), allowing true color displays (24 bit and 32 bit) and unbound resolutions, including the VESA BIOS Extensions (VBE) which is used to enable these.
Alternate names: VBE, SVGA, UVGA, xVGA, Super Video Graphics Array, Ultra Video Graphics Array
The first video game about VESA was released in 1990.
VESA modes are only used for fallback nowadays and thus are not actually important for video games beyond for platforms where support for them did not come out of the box.
VESA stands for Video Electronics Standards Association but is rarely if ever used in its unabbreviated form.
Parent groupComputer graphics
|A||1994 - VBE 2.0|
|B||1996 - VBE/AF (accelerator functions)|
|C||1998 - VBE 3.0|
|D||2006 - DisplayPort connector|