Is still needed a pro card to use photoshop in 10bit mode on windows 10?

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Is still needed a pro card to use photoshop in 10bit mode on windows 10?

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In the case of NVidia, a Quadro is no longer needed. I use 10 bit via an RTX2080ti and Eizo monitors

 

The original announcment by NVidia in 2019 : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/studio-driver/

 

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Are you sure about it? Because it is possible to select 10 bit in PS and
set 10bit color in Nvidia or Amd control panels and Photoshop still run in
8bit.

When I checked the issue was that ps needed 10 bit color depth in opengl
while the 10 bit of Nvidia and amd are related to DirectX

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That's true. Often 10 bpc refers to DirectX, not OpenGL 10 bit support which is required in Photoshop. But as Dave says, the Nvidia studio drivers for GeForces support 10 bits in Photoshop. Don't know about AMD.

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Yes, I'm absolutely sure I have 10 bits/channel running from Photoshop through to the monitors, confirmed in set up and with gradients 🙂

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The proof is in the pudding. If you set up a shallow gradient like this in Photoshop, and you don't see the individual steps, then you have a working 10 bit pipeline (note that it only works at 66.67% zoom or higher). If you see stairstepping, it's 8 bit.

gradient.png

 

It won't be smooth here, as an 8 bit image posted on a website - it's just an example of a gradient that will show it right off.

 

 

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That is great thank you.
So 10 bit on consumer card is possible with NVDIA as long as studio drivers are installed.

Great!!

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As long as the monitor supports it, of course.

 

You still have to set it in the Nvidia control panel, it defaults to 8 bit:

10bit.png

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The settings are slightly different on Quadro and Geforce drivers :

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4847/~/how-to-enable-30-bit-color%2F10-bit-per-c...

 

Dave

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