Billions of colors on TB display.

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  1. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    I'm using switchres on my mac and it's listing billions of colors as an option on this display. When I switch to billions, I don't notice anything different. Is this a hoax or does this display actually support 10 bit color?
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    What "this display" are you discussing? If you are talking about an Apple Thunderbolt Display, the specs are:

    Resolution: 2560 by 1440 pixels
    Colors (maximum): 16.7 million
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
  3. iBug2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Yes but those are Apple's specs which are supported officially by OS X. The panel itself may be capable of 10 bit, which according to switchres, is.
  4. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    The panel is supposedly the same one used in the Dell U2710 monitor, which is a 10 bit display with billions of colors. The problem is that if the TBD's internal circuitry is only 8 bit, then the full capability of the panel cannot be accessed.

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