New MBPs display wide color or not

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  1. high3r, Nov 25, 2016
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    Let's hope that's the case but I update to 10.12.1 and it is the same. However there's Display P3 profile in System Preferences/Displays/Color.
     
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    I was wondering this too. Does DCI-P3 necessarily imply a 10-bit display?
     
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    When it comes to TV's the Ultra HD Premium certificate requires min. 95% DCI-P3 coverage and 10-bit panel but if I remember right 8bit+frc is also allowed. If it is the case then these new MBSs do not have true 10-bit panels and covers P3 gamut with some manipulation.

    Waiting for the DisplayMate test.
     
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    There is a difference between gamut size and color resolution.
    Gamut is the overall size of the displayable colors, while the pixel depth describes how many gradations are possible.
    The display of the MacBook Pro 15" TB covers DCI-P3 (I verified this with an i1 pro), but it seems to support only 8bit color depth according to the system panel.
    Would've been nice, but for me it's not super important. I rarely encounter the effects of 8bit resolution (banding) beyond special testing graphics.
     
  7. chabig, Nov 25, 2016
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    Do you see a Safari icon in this red image? If you do, you have wide gamut display. If you don't, it looks like a solid red square.

    [​IMG]
     
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    So to confirm - you can have a DCI-P3 display that's not 10 bit?
     
  10. ulfertg macrumors newbie

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    Yes, as DCI-P3 describes a color space, not a color depth.

    According to the test above my sRGB display is a wide gamut display (yay ;))
    Just kidding, but the icon is clearly visible on my sRGB display, not as good as on my Adobe-RGB display though.
     
  11. high3r thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems so because now I remember that the new LG Ultrafine 4K display is also 8bit and possible rfc/afrc while also covers DCI-P3 whereas the Ultrafine 5K is 10bit.

    Thanks for the great test image. Safari is visible. :)
     

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