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| p.2 #1 · I need a new monitor. |
Tom K. wrote:
Adobe rgb coverage is something I would like to have.
The Monoprice monitor that you mentioned/linked above will not support full Adobe RGB coverage. According to the Monoprice description, that monitor "only supports Dual Link Digital DVI-D input."
I'm not an expert on color management, but I'm slowly working my way into learning/building a color-managed workflow, and here's what I've learned. Others with more expertise, please feel free to correct me if any of the following is inaccurate:
- The DVI interface only supports 8 bits per color channel (~16.7 million colors). The HDMI interface also only supports 8 bits per color channel. sRGB gamut is approx ~16.7 million colors.
- The DisplayPort interface supports 6, 8, 10, 12 or 16 bits per color channel. Full (or nearly so) Adobe RGB coverage is approx ~1.073 billion colors. So, 10 bits per color channel is required (~1.073 billion colors).
So, for full (or nearly so) Adobe RGB coverage, the software, graphics card, and monitor, must all support a 10 bit workflow. Effectively, you'll need both a graphics card and monitor with Displayport interfaces to support full AdobeRGB coverage.