Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 115 / DECEMBER 1989 / PAGE 157

Boca Enters VGA Arena

Boca Research has begun shipping its first VGA board for IBM PCs and compatibles. The board is register-level compatible with the IBM VGA adapter and supports all standard VGA modes. It also provides downward compatibility for EGA, CGA, MDA, and Hercules graphics.

VGA by Boca comes configured with 256K of VRAM and provides a 640 × 480 pixel resolution with 16 simultaneous colors. The board also offers an optional resolution of 320 × 200 with 256 simultaneous colors.

You can choose an 8- or a 16-bit connection; 16-bit slots can relay information from the computer at a faster rate than the 8-bit can. The board also utilizes Chips and Technologies' latest single graphics chip.

The one-step installation requires no jumpers or switches to be set. A diagnostic test program is included to verify proper functioning of the board and attached monitor. The board is backed by a two-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. The suggested retail price of VGA by Boca is $345.

Boca Research, 6401 Congress Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33487

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