8-bit vs 10-bit monitor/100% sRGB vs. 100% Adobe RGB

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  1. rexbobcat

    rexbobcat Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm looking for an new monitor this Christmas.

    In the price range I'm looking, most photography monitors are 10-bit and around 99% Adobe RGB.

    The monitor I have now is 8-bit and around 70% Adobe RGB.

    Has anyone noticed a difference in the image quality when upgrading? I want a monitor for both photography and gaming, however, most gaming monitors are 8-bit/70% Adobe RGB as well.


     
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    There's a reason image editing pros use 10-bit, 99% Adobe RGB - or even better - displays.
    The difference is noticeable.
    But if you want the best (16 bit) increase your budget (quite a bit).
     
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    But noticeable in what ways? Is it noticeable in the same way using a TN monitor vs an IPS monitor is noticeable, or is it only relevant in specific, color critical situations?
     
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