The Trident TVGA8900D was a graphics card released in the early 1990s by Trident Microsystems, a semiconductor company known for its graphics and video technology. The TVGA8900D was a VGA (Video Graphics Array) graphics card that provided compatibility with the VGA standard, allowing computers to display higher-resolution graphics and more colors than previous standards.
The TVGA8900D typically had a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels and supported 256 colors (8-bit color depth). While it might seem basic by today's standards, during its time, the VGA standard represented a significant advancement in computer graphics, enabling better visual quality for both games and applications.
This graphics card was part of the transition from earlier CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) and EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adapter) standards to the VGA standard, which played a crucial role in shaping the visual capabilities of personal computers. The Trident TVGA8900D contributed to this transition and the evolution of computer graphics technology in its era.