VGA Cable

What Does VGA Cable Mean?

A video graphics array (VGA) cable is a type of computer cable that carries visual display data from the CPU to the monitor. A complete VGA cable consists of a cable and a connector at each end, and the connectors are typically blue.

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Techopedia Explains VGA Cable

A VGA cable is used primarily to link a computer to a display device. One end of the VGA cable is attached to the port in the graphics card on the computer motherboard, and the other to the port in the display device. When the computer is running, the video card transmits video display signals via the VGA cable, which are then displayed on the display device. VGA cables are available in different types, where shorter cables with coaxial cable and insulation provide better video/display quality.

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