XGCDB - Glossary
The Game Experince Index is designed to help you with the results of our graphics card bencmarks.
Game Expirience Index represents the overall impression/experience of the game for selected graphics card.
For example, game experince index of 100% represents 30 FPS in particular game...

VGA or Video Graphics Array is a term for analog computer display standard integrated into computer graphic cards that provides digital-to-analog conversion of data sent computer's display. VGA also relates to the 640×480 resolution or...

SVGA or Super Video Graphics Array is a term for computer display standard. It is also known as UVGA or Ultra Video Graphics Array and it is consider to be a direct successor of VGA standard. Main difference...

XGA or Extended Graphics Array, is term for computer display standard introduced in 1990 by IBM. It is considered to be improved Super VGA with 1024x768 display resolution, supporting higher refresh rates, high color, 4:3 aspect ratio and improved accelerator...

XGA+ or eXtended Graphics Array Plus is a term for computer display standard. XVGA+ with resolution of 1152x864 and aspect ratio of 4:3 is frequently used for 17''CRT monitors.

Even hough it's not approved by any standard organizations XGA+...

SXGA or Super eXtended Graphics Array refers to a display standards, which uses 1280×1024 as standard monitor resolution. The resolution 1280×1024 is non standard resolution with 5:4 aspect ratio, so computer software must compensate this...

SXGA+ or Super eXtended Graphics Array Plus is a term for computer display standard. With 1400×1050 resolution, SVGA+ is commonly used for 14'' or 15'' laptop LCD monitors and many high-end video projectors.

SXGA+ is not...

UXGA or Ultra eXtended Graphics Array is a computer display standard with standard 1600×1200 pixel resolution. UXGA is the native resolution of most 21" and 22" CRT displays and 20" and 21" desktop LCD monitors.

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The QXGA or Quad eXtended Graphics Array, represents display standard which uses 2048×1536 pixel resolution. This was the highest resolution by the year 2007,

WQXGA or Wide Quad eXtended Graphics Array...

The D-Subminiature or D-Sub is a common type of connector mainly used in computer industry for various purposes.
There are various types of D-Subs but most familiar one is DA-15 used for video display.

Types od D-Sub-s:
DVI or Digital Visual Interface is interface standard design to accommodate both digital and analog monitors with single connector. The specification is created and developed by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). The DVI is designed to deliver uncompressed digital video data to video...

HDMI or High Definition Multimedia Interface is a compact connector that combines video and audio into a single digital interface. HDMI connects digital audio and video sources such as DVD players, PC-s, Blu-ray Disc players, video game consoles with audio...

HDCP or High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection is a specified method of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation for protecting copyrighted digital audio and video content that uses the Digital Video Interface (DVI)...

RAMDAC or random access memory digital-to-analog converter is a chip that converts digital video signal from computer into the analog signal needed by computer display. RAMDAC is a combination of three digital-to-analog converters (DACs),...

DirectX is an application program interface (API)  for creating and managing graphic images and multimedia effects, especially in applications such as games and video or active Web pages that will run on Microsoft platforms. Program could be written in one of the following object languages:...
OpenGL or Open Graphics Library is the standard application program interface (API) for writing applications that implement 2D and 3D computer graphics. OpenGL was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. in 1992 and is widely used in CAD, virtual reality, flight simulation, scientific visualization...

SLI or Scalable Link Interface is a multi-GPU solution developed by Nvidia used for linking two or more video cards together to produce a single output.

SLI was first introduced by 3dfx in 1998 and it was used in the Voodoo2 series graphics cards....

CrossFire is a brand name for multi-GPU solution from ATI Technologies. The technology allows up to four graphics cards to be linked in order to produce single output.

September 27, 2005 the CrossFire system was first introduced. The system required CrossFire-compliant motherboard...

720p is one of HDTV video modes, designed in 1980s by AT&T Bell Laboratories. The number in 720p means that there are 720 vertical pixels and 1280 horizontal pixels of display resolution, while the letter p stands for progressive scan or non-interlaced.

720p has a widescreen...

1080p is one of the category of HDTV video modes. 1080p is also known as full HD or full high definition to differentiate it from other HDTV video modes.

The number "1080" represents 1080 lines of vertical resolution and since this is widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, there are 1920...

1080i is the shorthand name of high-definition video mode. The number 1080 stands for number of horizontal lines - vertical resolution, and letter i stands form interlaced. 1080i is known as high-definition television (HDTV) video mode with...

The aspect ratio is mathematically expressed as x :y and it represents an picture with its width divided by its height. Most common aspect ratios are 4:3 (1.33:1) universal for standard-definition video...

Peripheral Component Interconnect or shortened to PCI is is a local computer bus used for attaching hardware devices in a computer. PCI was introduced by Intel in 1993. Even nowdays PCI remains a very common interface, despite the availability of faster...

The AGP is shortened for Accelerated Graphics Port or Advanced Graphics Port and it represents a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a video card to a computer's motherboard.

Since the development of graphics card where very progressive PCI slot, a bus with shared...

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express or  shortened to PCI-E is a newest standard for expansion card interface. Introduced and designed by Intel in 2004. to replace the older PCI and AGP...