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#1 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

How can I make sure Im seeing 10 bit color?

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#2 Posted by FelipeInside (28543 posts) -

@Alienware_fan said:

How can I make sure Im seeing 10 bit color?

What ?

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#3 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@Alienware_fan said:

How can I make sure Im seeing 10 bit color?

What ?

I heard radeon supports deep color through HDMi only, I am using HDMI and a 12bit monitor how can I make sure I am seeing deep color aka 30bit color.

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#4 Posted by Alienware_fan (1514 posts) -

And does radeon support FRC? Does anyone even know what am I talking about here?

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#5 Edited by MonsieurX (37211 posts) -

If you have no idea how to check, probably you wouldn't even see the diffefences

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#6 Edited by Horgen (117176 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

If you have no idea how to check, probably you wouldn't even see the diffefences

The option isn't listed me thinks. If you have a 10bit display, or higher, I think you need a workstation card maybe. Honestly I am not sure and I tried to look it up when I bought a new monitor.

Edit: I think you need a workstation card, even though both AMD and nVidia consumer cards do support it natively it might be locked out.

nVidia's answer

Something something from AMD.

There is a good chance it is enabled by itself. I haven't found any good answers with google yet.

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#7 Posted by demi0227_basic (1921 posts) -

If your gpu, cable, and monitor are capable, you have it.

Very simple. There are no checks.

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#8 Edited by Horgen (117176 posts) -

@demi0227_basic said:

If your gpu, cable, and monitor are capable, you have it.

Very simple. There are no checks.

After more searching, I came to the same conclusion.

Edit: With that said, it would be nice if I knew how to create an image which holds colours outside of the 8bit range.

Edit2: Oh Win7 only supports 8bit colour range.

And if it does support 10bit, I think you need a workstation card to get it. And then again only in certain applications

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No I don't believe 30 bit colour is natively supported on Windows 7. For now, you will have to activate a special option in the ATI or NVIDIA driver control panel for 30 bit support which will, as a side effect, disable desktop compositing (aero) and only works with either OpenGL or Direct3D hardware accelerated contexts (D3D requires exclusive fullscreen modes). Another hint at 30 bit colour being sort of a driver level "hack" will get obvious as soon as you try drawing on top of say, an OpenGL context, using GDI - it will fall back to 24 bit display immediately. However, you won't need any vendor specific code to make it work, just some specific OpenGL or D3D code to set a suitable pixel format. What you need to do is outlined in the two PDF files in my earlier post.

Also, AMD offers an entry level workstation board, the FirePro V3750 for a comparable price to Nvidias QuadroFX 580. It does support 30 bit colour on a dual displayport setup as well."

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1035522135