Windows 10: Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically.

Discus and support Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I've recently configured my Apple Mac Pro to dual-boot with Windows 10. I'd done this a couple of times before (with a Mac Mini + Win7) and in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by johne53, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. johne53 Win User

    Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically.


    I've recently configured my Apple Mac Pro to dual-boot with Windows 10. I'd done this a couple of times before (with a Mac Mini + Win7) and in the past it all went pretty smoothly. The Mac Pro is a much more powerful machine and offers AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (Display Adapters). And the D300 is pretty powerful too (or so I thought...) Its 'Properties' window shows me a wide range of display modes and refresh rates - all of which apparently support 32-bit colour.


    Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically. e0c64ea3-4216-4d26-aa1d-18ef94e2dfb8?upload=true.png


    BUT... no matter which setting I choose in the Properties dialog, Windows itself invariably reports only 8-bit colours - and to my eyes, the colour palette definitely does look a bit limited. Is this a bug in Windows 10 or is it something to do with the fact that Win10 isn't registered yet on my system? It's genuine Microsoft - but the poor colour performance is the main reason I haven't registered yet.


    Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically. a037ca23-ac53-42b9-bba7-eefc6540f96b?upload=true.png




    ***Modified Title from: Is Windows 10 limited to 256 colours while unregistered?***

    :)
     
    johne53, Apr 28, 2019
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  2. Color bit depth is at 6-bit on Display properties of Windows 10 pro

    Try the below suggested steps and check if the suggested options are available to change the Color bit Depth value



    1. Right click on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
    2. Expand the Display, and then highlight the Change resolution.
    3. On the right side, check if there is 8 bpc listed under
      Output color depth.
    4. You may select 8 bpc and restart the device to witness the changes.


    Muralidhar

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    Muralidhar_G, Apr 28, 2019
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  3. CCC display color depth setting (bpc)?

    Why would CCC even have a "default" color depth vs detecting your display's color depth? Doesn't make sense. And as I stated, I'm willing to bet mine is just 8. Being IPS doesn't automatically mean a display is 10 bit.

    As I also stated, I've seen posts from people saying they couldn't change it to 10 when CCC first had 10 support, because it was greyed out. I see 8, 10, and 12 options, and none of them are greyed out.
     
    Frag Maniac, Apr 28, 2019
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  4. JGBK Win User

    Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically.

    color depth

    How do I change the color depth to 16-bit on windows 10
     
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Windows 10 defaults to 8-bit color depth automatically.

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