10 bit monitor - what GPU?

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  02 February 2018
10 bit monitor - what GPU?

Hi All,

So I have just bought a new rendering beast, ( for specs look here:http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...?f=23&t=1482406 ),
and now I am looking at a monitor purchase.
I am after something that can represent true colors (100% sRGB & close to 100%A dobeRGB ) as I print my creations on high-end printers.

BenQ SW 2700 PT(link)has solid reviews for quite a while now. Here an in-depth review, among many others, all very positive:link )

My question is: with my new setup and the GPU thats part of it - GTX1080ti (link ) - will the monitor get the right signal to run at its full 10-bit potential?
Or would i need a Quadro card for that? (Which would be a real bummer)

thanks for your feedback!

  02 February 2018
In a windows environment and thus OpenGL for Adobe Photoshop, Premier etc, I'm pretty sure you need a Quadro or the ATI/AMD equivalent FirePro? for 30-bit colour (10-bits per colour-channel)

Nvidia blurb about it here.
  02 February 2018
oh lord. should have paid the some money as for the 1080ti and get p4000 instead then.
  02 February 2018
since 10-bit HDR is consumer standard now, I wonder if you still need those. It's just a driver limitation there's nothing in the hardware that prevents a 1080 from it.
  02 February 2018
do you reckno theres a workaround, to hack the driver and make it activate the 10 bit? that would be cool!
  02 February 2018
There is a hack but it involves a soldering-iron and some surface-mount resistors. There is a bank of pull-up and pull-down resistors that generate a code. The hack is to make the code on a Geforce card equal that of a Quadro. Obviously you don't want to attempt that on a brand new card, but if you have an old GTX 670/770 etc, it might be worth a go. Although, there is little to no info on the success of the "Successful" hack. Might be a complete waste of time and graphics card.

Last edited by SD3D : 02 February 2018 at 05:13 PM.
  02 February 2018
haha, yeah that sounds cool! but I just bought this machine & the card so will not risk it.
I cant decide if I should return the 1080ti and get P4000 instead, to get the 10 bit.
The 1080ti will be more usefull once maxwellrender gpu rendering works properly, esp because I can get say 2 more and combine the power..
On the other hand, 10bit screen sounds really tempting...
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