IBM ENHANCED GRAPHICS ADAPTER, IBM GRAPHICS MEMORY EXPANSION CARD,
AND IBM GRAPHICS MEMORY MODULE KIT ANNOUNCED FOR THE IBM PERSONAL
COMPUTER

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Announcement Letter Number 184-114 dated September 10, 1984
US - Last Revised on September 10, 1984



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

     IBM announces several options that enhance the IBM Personal
Computer.  The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter (#1200) provides support
for the new IBM 5154 Enhanced Color Display and enhanced support for
the IBM 5153 Color Display, and graphics support for the 5151
Monochrome Display. The IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card (#1201)
expands the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter's 64Kb memory to 128Kb and
increases the color range for 640 x 350 graphics to 16 colors from
four colors. The IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit (#1203) expands the
expansion card's memory to 256Kb providing additional graphics
function.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
*   Supports the IBM 5151 Monochrome Display, the IBM 5153 Color
    Display or the new IBM 5154 Enhanced Color Display
*   Provides 640 x 350 support in up to 16 colors for graphics on the
    IBM Enhanced Color Display
*   Provides high quality (8 x 14 character box) text in color on the
    IBM Enhanced Color Display
*   Allows full 16-color graphics with the IBM Color Display in
    either 320 x 200 medium definition graphics or 640 x 200 high
    definition graphics modes
*   Supports 640 x 350 graphics mode for the IBM Monochrome Display
    with 8 x 14 character box for text in graphics mode
*   Provides compatible 9 x 14 character box on IBM Monochrome
    Display in text mode
*   Allows users to select under program control from a palette of 64
    colors when connected to the IBM Enhanced Color Display
*   Provides 64Kb graphics memory on the IBM Enhanced Graphics
    Adapter expandable to 128Kb with the Graphics Memory Expansion
    Card.
           The additional 64Kb of graphics memory increases the color
    range for 640 x 350 graphics to 16 colors from the four colors
    provided by the base of 64Kb on the IBM Enhanced Graphics
    Adapter.
*   Expands graphics memory to 256Kb with the Graphics Memory Module
    Kit. This added memory may be used to support smooth scrolling,
    panning (scanning sequentially through graphics memory), and
    additional pages of graphics data.
*   Allows compatibility modes to execute programs written for either
    the IBM Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter with the IBM
    Monochrome Display or the IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter with
    the IBM Color Display (see Software Considerations).  Composite
    video support for attaching analog monitors or TV sets is not
    provided.
*   Allows RAM-resident character generator to be loaded from user
    programs allowing any set of 256 characters to be incorporated
    into applications.
           Character space expands to 512 with the IBM Graphics
    Memory Expansion Card and to 1024 with the IBM Graphics Memory
    Module Kit.  Allows character box sizes up to 32 dots high and 8
    dots wide.
*   Supported by virtual device interface as described in today's IBM
    Personal Computer Graphics Development ToolKit announcement in
    both 640 x 350 graphics for the IBM Monochrome Display and the
    IBM Enhanced Color Display and compatible graphics modes for the
    IBM Color Display and the IBM Enhanced Color Display.
DESCRIPTION
       The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Graphics Memory
Expansion Card, and the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit have been
designed to provide a higher level of color graphics and text for the
IBM Personal Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT, and IBM Personal
Computer AT.
       The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter provides support for the new
IBM Enhanced Color Display (5154) and enhanced support for the IBM
Color Display (5153) and the IBM Monochrome Display (5151).  Text and
graphics applications are both supported with a wide variety of
display modes. On the IBM Enhanced Color Display, the IBM Enhanced
Graphics Adapter provides up to 640 x 350 support in up to 16 colors
for high definition graphics and an 8 x 14 high quality character box
for text. On the IBM Color Display, the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter
provides 16 graphic colors in either 320 x 200 medium definition
graphics or 640 x 200 high definition graphics. On the IBM Monochrome
Display, the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter supports 640 x 350
graphics with a 9 x 14 character box in text mode.  Under program
control, the 16 colors may be selected from a palette of 64 when
using the IBM Enhanced Color Display.
       The 64Kb built-in memory of the IBM Enhanced Graphics Color
Adapter expands to 128Kb with the Graphics Memory Expansion Card and
to 256Kb with the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit added to the IBM
Graphics Memory Expansion Card.  The IBM Graphics Memory Expansion
Card is installed in a socket on the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter.
The IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit is installed in the sockets
provided on the IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card.  The IBM Graphics
Memory Module Kit allows eight loadable 128-character sets, smoother
panning and scrolling, and additional pages of graphics.
SCHEDULE
       Planned availability is October 1984.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
       See Technical Data following 'Charges' below.
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter can be
installed in any full-size system expansion slot of an IBM Personal
Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT, and IBM Personal Computer AT (not
the 5161 Expansion Unit).  See the table describing the
BIOS-supported operating modes at the end of this letter.
SOFTWARE CONSIDERATIONS: The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter may be
programmed to use the newly announced virtual device interface for
graphics output which allows device-independent programs to be
written that can be transported between various systems with various
graphics hardware.
       IBM Personal Computer BASIC functions 'COLOR,' 'PAINT,' and
'SCREEN' support compatibility modes only.
       A BIOS interface, compatible with the IBM Color/Graphics
Monitor Adapter and with the IBM Monochrome Display and Printer
Adapter, is provided. Programs using sub-BIOS programming may not run
with the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter.
       Some existing application software uses attribute values not
specified in the IBM Technical Reference Manual to run without change
on either the 5153 or the 5151 displays. These programs may have
screens which appear on a 5151 driven by the Enhanced Graphics
Adapter with a different shade of background then when driven by a
Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter. Sometimes text becomes
unreadable. Examples of these programs are Multiplan* (logo screen
only) and Exploring the IBM Personal Computer.
       * U.S. Trademark of Microsoft Corporation
       Existing text programs using 80-column modes with the 8 x 8
character box will run without change and will automatically use the
higher quality 8 x 14 character box when using the IBM Enhanced Color
Display.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY, AND CONTROL
       The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Graphics Memory
Expansion Card and the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit can be used and
managed so as to limit the risk of unintended modification,
destruction, or disclosure of sensitive data. The customer is
responsible for the selection, implementation, and adequacy of
appropriate measures.  The customer is also responsible for the
accuracy and integrity of results.
PLANNING INFORMATION
       Orders for any quantity of IBM Personal Computer Enhanced
Graphics Adapter, IBM Personal Computer Graphics Memory Expansion
Card, and IBM Personal Computer Graphics Memory Module Kit may be
taken by NAD/NMD marketing representatives.
       Ordering for quantities less than 20 may be taken by IBM
Product Centers. Each Product Center will take and process orders
within its trading area.
LIMITATIONS: This adapter may be co-resident with the IBM Monochrome
Display and Printer Adapter or with the IBM Color/Graphics Monitor
Adapter. However, only one adapter may drive a color monitor at any
time, and only one may drive a monochrome monitor.
PACKAGING: These features are shipped with installation instructions
and problem determination procedures for the Guide to Operations
binder and diagnostic program diskettes. These features will each be
packaged separately.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES: The customer must determine the need for
these options and install them on the IBM Personal Computer system
unit if required. Also, the customer must review the BIOS level as
referenced in 'Prerequisites' below.
       The customer is responsible for installing the IBM Enhanced
Graphic Adapter in any full-size system expansion slot in an IBM
Personal Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT, or IBM Personal Computer
AT and attaching a compatible monitor, as well as setting switches on

the system board and on this adapter as instructed in the
installation instructions.
       Note: If the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter is being used to
replace the IBM Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter (to provide
graphics capability for the Monochrome Display), an IBM Printer
Adapter must be added to replace the printer adapter function on the
IBM Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter. The IBM Monochrome
Display and Printer Adapter must be removed.
INSTALLATION/OPERATION: A four-switch module on the back of the card
(accessible without removing the card) specifies the display
attached, which monitor is primary when two displays are included in
the system, and which mode (80 or 40 character) the card will assume
when the system is powered on.
       The IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card can be installed in a
socket on the side of the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter.  Modules
from the IBM Enhanced Graphics Memory Module Kit can be installed in
sockets provided on the IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card.
       Note: Only one system unit expansion slot is required
regardless of the amount of graphics memory installed.
       Installation instructions are supplied with all three options.
PREREQUISITES: The IBM Personal Computer models made for domestic use
(U.S. and Canada) with serial #0300960 or lower require a new BIOS
module to install these new options. IBM Personal Computers requiring
a new BIOS module can be upgraded using the BIOS Update Kit (#1005).
(The serial number is on the back of the system unit.) IBM Personal
Computer XTs or IBM Personal Computers with IBM Expansion Units or
IBM Cluster Adapters do not have to be modified.
       The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter is a prerequisite for the
IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card.
       The IBM Graphics Memory Expansion Card is a prerequisite for
the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: The IBM Personal Computing Assistance Center
(PCAC) will provide assistance to eligible IBM customers for the
period of their qualifying contract.
CHARGES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CUSTOMER SETUP: The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Graphics
Memory Expansion Card, IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit are customer
setup (CSU) features. CSU allowance is one day.  Detailed setup
instructions are included with each feature. Setup service is
available from the IBM Customer Service Division at IBM hourly rates
and minimums.
WARRANTY PERIOD: One year.
WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty service for these features is by Customer
Carry-In Repair of the system unit (5150, 5160, 5170) with the
feature(s) installed or by IBM On-Site Repair if the warranty option
is in effect.  Warranty service is described in the Agreement for
Purchase of IBM Machines (Z120-2892) and the Amendment for IBM
Service/Exchange Center Services (Z125-3385-01).
MAINTENANCE SERVICE: Maintenance service is available under the IBM
Maintenance Agreement (Z125-3275) and the Amendment for the IBM
Service Exchange Center Services (Z125-3385-01). The maintenance
service for the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Graphics Memory
Expansion Card, and the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit is included in
the system unit maintenance charge in which they have been installed.
TIME AND MATERIAL SERVICE: Time and material service may be obtained
by calling the IBM Service/Exchange Communication Center's toll-free
number:
    U.S. and Puerto Rico (800) 428-2569
    Hawaii and Alaska (call collect) (312) 986-7451
MACHINE GROUP: A
PER CALL CLASS: 2
VOLUME PROCUREMENT AMENDMENT (VPA): Normal IBM VPA provisions apply.
Features are eligible for a discount on existing VPAs when installed
within the contract period.
       Customers whose requirements will not result in VPA quantities
may also order from an IBM Product Center. Each IBM Product Center
will take and process orders within its trading area.
Single-Delivery
Quantity             Discount
 3 - 9               5%
10 - 19              8%
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCES: Educational allowance of 20% is available to
qualifying institutions.  The educational allowance is not additive
to any other discount or allowance.
SPECIAL BIDS: Special bid provisions apply.
       The IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter, IBM Graphics Memory
Expansion Card, and the IBM Graphics Memory Module Kit are not
available under the Employee Collegiate Program.
CHARGES
                                            Single-Unit
                      Feature     Part      Purchase
Description           Number      Number    Price
IBM Enhanced
Graphics Adapter      1200        1501200   $524
Mem. Expan. Card
IBM Graphics          1201        1501201    199
IBM Graphics
Memory Module         1203        1501203    259
TECHNICAL DATA
       The following table describes the supported operating modes
that can be selected under program control.
Alpha/              Chars x  Char  Picture  Pages   Monitor
Graphics    Colors  Lines    Box   Elements (max.)  Required***
Graphics    16      40x25    8x8   320x200  8       5153
Graphics    16      80x25    8x8   640x200  4       5153
Graphics    2*      80x25    8x14  640x350  1       5151
Graphics    2*      80x25    8x14  640x350  2       5151
Graphics    4/64    80x25    8x14  640x350  1       5154
Graphics**  16/64   80x25    8x14  640x350  2       5154
Alpha       16/64   80x25    8x14  640x350  8       5154
Alpha       16/64   80x43    8x8   640x350  4       5154
Alpha       2*      80x43    9x8   720x350  4       5151
Alpha       2       40x25    8x8   320x200  8       5153
Alpha       16      40x25    8x8   320x200  8       5153
Alpha       2       80x25    8x8   640x200  8       5153
Alpha       16      80x25    8x8   640x200  8       5153
Graphics    4       40x25    8x8   320x200  1       5153
Graphics    2       40x25    8x8   320x200  1       5153
Graphics    2       80x25    8x8   640x200  1       5153
Alpha       2*      80x25    9x14  720x350  8       5151
*  Plus blink and high intensity attributes.
** This mode requires at least 128Kb of graphics memory.
*** IBM 5154 Enhanced Color Display can also support all modes shown
   for the 5153.

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