The VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) a nonprofit organization founded by NEC,

released the VLB or VESA Local Bus in 1992.


The VLB is a 32-bit bus that gave direct access to the system memory at the speed of the processor,

commonly the 486 CPU. Unfortunately, because the VLB heavily relied on the 486 processor when the

Pentium Processor arose in the Market place manufacturers began switching to PCI.