Video Graphics Array Port or more commonly known as VGA Port are set to die in next 5 years. Recently Intel and AMD both announced that they are planning to phase out support for VGA by 2015.
As per reports VGA will be replaced by more advanced Display Port and HDMI Output. These are new technology and supports better resolution and graphic capabilities compared to VGA. Another big factor in phasing out VGA is it consumes more power than other new alternatives. VGA is considered as bulky as well because of its size and cable requirements.
Most important factor is VGA uses analog technology and these days almost all new graphics related hardware are built on Digital technology which are not compatible with VGA. In fact recently Intel has launched something called Wireless display which will use your Wi-Fi network to transmit display from laptop or desktop to Projector or your HDTV. Thinking about Wireless display, one must be sure that with time it is going to pick up by users or other similar more efficient technology will be developed.
As we have so many better option is available why we need VGA. With the rising demand of long battery life and more portability VGA seems absolute. VGA was introduced with the beginning of computer and has possibly longest stayed technology in word of Ever changing Comp Tech. It has a 15 pin 3 story Connector. It supports minimum of 640 x 480, 256 color display which is best suited for booting of PC.
But very few of us even know that with the launch of windows 7, even 640 x 480 display is already almost phased out as windows 7 minimum resolution is 800 x 600 for optimal usage.
Anyway As per current statistics display port and HDMI is used by about 5-6% of average users currently and as per estimates it will be used by about 90% of users by 2014. In such scenario it is best time to set the Death day for VGA.