Apple also does not support 10bit color in Windows 8.1 through Boot Camp




Mac Pro Apple does not support playback of 10bit color depth, even if users install Windows via Boot Camp 8.1, according C’T. The FirePro Control Center are the 10bit display settings may not be present.

For years it is known that Apple no 10bit color depth support, but C’T noted that this functionality is not there even if users install Windows on a Mac Pro. Heise wrote about the findings. Windows itself already supports 10bit color depth since XP. The Windows drivers from Apple to install Windows via Boot Camp 8.1 is no possibility to activate 10bit playback and also the Windows 8.1 driver 14 301 for Apple Boot Camp AMD shows no 10bit settings in the FirePro Control Center.

It is unclear why Apple takes the trouble display does not offer through Windows. In order to use 10bit display the entire chain should support this, Software and OS to video card, cable and display. The Mac Pro used in AMD FirePro cards do support 10bit and also monitors for graphic designers offer this. Photoshop for OS X does not support it, but the Windows version does.

Support for 10bit color depth allows the display of 1073 million colors possible, where this is at 8 bits per color channel 16.78 million colors.


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