10bit Color output
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Now there are some displays that can output 10bit color, like the HP "Dreamcolor" monitor and 2 Eizo monitors etc. Which nvidia card can output 10bit color via display port? I know that I need a software that can handle 10bit output as well (Photoshop CAN NOT (yet)).
Now there are some displays that can output 10bit color, like the HP "Dreamcolor" monitor and 2 Eizo monitors etc. Which nvidia card can output 10bit color via display port? I know that I need a software that can handle 10bit output as well (Photoshop CAN NOT (yet)).

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Posted 11/05/2009 11:33 AM   
Only QuadroFX 1800 graphics cards and above with display port can handle 10-bit color through display port only. 10-bit color is not supported through a DVI connection.
Only QuadroFX 1800 graphics cards and above with display port can handle 10-bit color through display port only. 10-bit color is not supported through a DVI connection.

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#2
Posted 11/06/2009 05:30 PM   
Manuel,
How does this work? As far as I know I can only set up Windows to a maximum of 32bit color, which means 8bit/color and Alpha(?).
Does it work with Vista or do I need Windows 7? Assuming I had the right software and card, does this mean I can really ouput 10bit/color with this Eizo:http://www.eizo.de/monitore/widescreen-lcds/24-zoll/SX2462W.html
or this Dell:
[url="http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=320-8277"]http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/product...mp;sku=320-8277[/url] ?
Do you think that Photoshop CS5 will support 10bit color?
Manuel,

How does this work? As far as I know I can only set up Windows to a maximum of 32bit color, which means 8bit/color and Alpha(?).

Does it work with Vista or do I need Windows 7? Assuming I had the right software and card, does this mean I can really ouput 10bit/color with this Eizo:http://www.eizo.de/monitore/widescreen-lcds/24-zoll/SX2462W.html

or this Dell:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/product...mp;sku=320-8277 ?

Do you think that Photoshop CS5 will support 10bit color?

#3
Posted 11/07/2009 11:54 AM   
CRT's can show the 32bit colour range while LCD's are limited to 10bit on premium displays.
CRT's can show the 32bit colour range while LCD's are limited to 10bit on premium displays.

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#4
Posted 11/07/2009 12:12 PM   
Thanks, Franpa. The displays I mentioned are advertised as being able to display 10bit/color. I hope Manuel could give some more answers.
Thanks, Franpa. The displays I mentioned are advertised as being able to display 10bit/color. I hope Manuel could give some more answers.

#5
Posted 11/07/2009 02:27 PM   
Manuel, in addition to my previous questions I would like to know, why nvidia talks about "10bit display processing" for the Geforce 8 series, if it`s only working for Quadros:
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/page/8800_tech_specs.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/page/8800_tech_specs.html[/url]
Manuel, in addition to my previous questions I would like to know, why nvidia talks about "10bit display processing" for the Geforce 8 series, if it`s only working for Quadros:

http://www.nvidia.com/page/8800_tech_specs.html

#6
Posted 11/07/2009 03:19 PM   
Manuel, do you hear me?
Manuel, do you hear me?

#7
Posted 11/09/2009 01:58 PM   
Can anyone answer my questions? Am I the only one interested in 10bit color? Anyone doing digital imaging? Or only gamers around?
Can anyone answer my questions? Am I the only one interested in 10bit color? Anyone doing digital imaging? Or only gamers around?

#8
Posted 11/11/2009 09:33 AM   
[quote name='stevens' post='949153' date='Nov 11 2009, 10:33 AM']Can anyone answer my questions? Am I the only one interested in 10bit color? Anyone doing digital imaging? Or only gamers around?[/quote]
Mostly us gamers here for sure. From what little I know you'll need Windows 7, a Quatro and a 10-bit displayport monitor for 10-bit color.

With a little luck Adobe will include 10-bit color into CS5, promote it as the next big thingâ„¢ and drive down the cost of 10-bit hardware as the CS crowd rush out for this new "can't live without" feature :-)
[quote name='stevens' post='949153' date='Nov 11 2009, 10:33 AM']Can anyone answer my questions? Am I the only one interested in 10bit color? Anyone doing digital imaging? Or only gamers around?

Mostly us gamers here for sure. From what little I know you'll need Windows 7, a Quatro and a 10-bit displayport monitor for 10-bit color.



With a little luck Adobe will include 10-bit color into CS5, promote it as the next big thingâ„¢ and drive down the cost of 10-bit hardware as the CS crowd rush out for this new "can't live without" feature :-)

#9
Posted 11/12/2009 11:24 AM   
Thanks for your reply, anss123. Would be interesting to know, why the Geforce 8 for example cannot display 10bit color. It was advertised as being able to.
Thanks for your reply, anss123. Would be interesting to know, why the Geforce 8 for example cannot display 10bit color. It was advertised as being able to.

#10
Posted 11/12/2009 11:32 AM   
Always beware of marketing speak. It's likely that it does "10 bit possessing" like they say but it does not actually output 10-bit, just like how older graphic cards bragged about 32-bit precision when they could only output 16-bit. It would actually surprise me if a 8800 could output 10-bit for it's just the kind of feature they'd charge extra for.
Always beware of marketing speak. It's likely that it does "10 bit possessing" like they say but it does not actually output 10-bit, just like how older graphic cards bragged about 32-bit precision when they could only output 16-bit. It would actually surprise me if a 8800 could output 10-bit for it's just the kind of feature they'd charge extra for.

#11
Posted 11/12/2009 11:45 AM   
Since you are looking for info on 10bit displays, here's a few things I learned. I reasearched into 10bit when I purchased a new HD panel for my computer.

It seems that most major monitor manufacturers are reverting back to 8 bit displays. 10bit just doesn't make enough of a difference for everyday use. I believe that 8 bit gives us millions of colors per pixel where 10 bit gives us billions of colors per pixel. I have read that 10bit displays do a nicer job when upscaling a picture, but that's about it. I've also read that 10bit displays have to do more work to display an 8bit signal. This can actually decrease visual quality. These are a few reasons that I stuck to an 8bit panel when I picked out my 42". Even though 10bit is mostly hype when it comes to computer users, I could see it being of benefit when doing professional vedeo/photo editing.

Good Luck
Since you are looking for info on 10bit displays, here's a few things I learned. I reasearched into 10bit when I purchased a new HD panel for my computer.



It seems that most major monitor manufacturers are reverting back to 8 bit displays. 10bit just doesn't make enough of a difference for everyday use. I believe that 8 bit gives us millions of colors per pixel where 10 bit gives us billions of colors per pixel. I have read that 10bit displays do a nicer job when upscaling a picture, but that's about it. I've also read that 10bit displays have to do more work to display an 8bit signal. This can actually decrease visual quality. These are a few reasons that I stuck to an 8bit panel when I picked out my 42". Even though 10bit is mostly hype when it comes to computer users, I could see it being of benefit when doing professional vedeo/photo editing.



Good Luck

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#12
Posted 11/13/2009 06:58 PM   
He does professional image editing, I think the extra quality IS worth it for him.
He does professional image editing, I think the extra quality IS worth it for him.

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#13
Posted 11/14/2009 08:36 AM   
When you use a 10-bit monitor where the graphics card detects 10-bit support and the monitor is connected to a support QuadroFX graphics card over Display Port, you will be able to select 10-bit color from the NVIDIA Control Panel. This only works with supported applications. DVI does not contain sufficient bandwidth to transmit 10-bit per color uncompressed data and therefore it will not support 10-bit color. Unfortunately I do not know if Adobe Photoshop CS5 will support 10-bit color.
When you use a 10-bit monitor where the graphics card detects 10-bit support and the monitor is connected to a support QuadroFX graphics card over Display Port, you will be able to select 10-bit color from the NVIDIA Control Panel. This only works with supported applications. DVI does not contain sufficient bandwidth to transmit 10-bit per color uncompressed data and therefore it will not support 10-bit color. Unfortunately I do not know if Adobe Photoshop CS5 will support 10-bit color.

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#14
Posted 11/16/2009 09:24 PM   
Manuel,

Photoshop CS5 does support 10bit output. Here`s a post from Chris Cox, one of the leading Photoshop engineers:
[url="http://forums.adobe.com/message/2759916#2759916"]http://forums.adobe.com/message/2759916#2759916[/url]
Can the Fermi cards output 10bit color via display port?
Manuel,



Photoshop CS5 does support 10bit output. Here`s a post from Chris Cox, one of the leading Photoshop engineers:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/2759916#2759916

Can the Fermi cards output 10bit color via display port?

#15
Posted 04/24/2010 10:17 AM   
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