2016 MBP Display... 10-bit per channel or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lone Deranger, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Lone Deranger macrumors 68000

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    So the new MBP's haver better displays. Wide Gamut and what not. Great. But... what about the picture sent to the display? Are the new MBPs running the latest version of Sierra capable of handling and displaying a 10 bit per channel picture (instead of 8-bit)? Windows running on the correct hardware has been capable of this for quite a few years now, but on the Mac, even when connecting up 10-bpc displays like the Eizo CG ColorEdge, the stick in the mud has always been the software. ie. There has never been adequate support inside OSX to fully support 10bpc signals. (Another sign Apple has been ignoring the professionals).
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    OS X 10.12/iOS 10 have probably the best wide-color support of all the OSes out there. The APIs have been extended to seamlessly support extended colours on all levels. I would be fairly surprised if the display is not 10bpc.

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