VL bus

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

VLB or VL bus is short for VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) local bus. Introduced by VESA in 1992, the VLB is a 32-bit computer bus that had direct access to the system memory at the speed of the processor. The 486 CPU (33/40 MHz) employed the VLB. VLB 2.0 was released in 1994, with a 64-bit bus, and a bus speed of 50 MHz. Unfortunately, the VLB relied heavily on the 486 processor. When the Pentium processor was introduced, manufacturers began switching to PCI.

Bus, Computer acronyms, Motherboard terms, VESA