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Super VGA was defined by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), an open consortium set up to promote interoperability and define standards. When used as a resolution specification, the term SVGA normally refers to a resolution of 800 × 600 pixels. Super VGA was first defined in 1989. In that first version, it called for a resolution of 800 × 600 4-bit pixels. It was quickly extended to 1024 × 768 8-bit pixels, and well beyond that in the following years.