Article ID: 000057279 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 07/20/2022

Can Intel® Graphics Support 10-Bit Color Depth?


Windows® 10 family


This article provides information on the supported video modes for deep color 10/12-bit on Intel Graphics

  • How to find out if your Intel® Graphics device supports a display with 10-bit color depth.
  • A Display tagged as a 10-bit color depth in the Intel® Graphic Control Center, but Intel graphics doesn't support 10-bit color depth in the Windows advanced display options.

Intel Graphics supports 10-bit and 12-bit color depths (known as deep color). The current Intel Graphics Driver sets the color depth per the OS configuration by default.

You can also manually set the color depth to 10 or 12 bit starting with Intel® Graphics Command Center version 1.100.3407.0 for native HDMI connections (if supported by the display).

You can also enable HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) in the operating systems for higher color depths by going to Windows > Display settings > Windows HD Color. If the content you're trying to view is 10-bit, switch to Full Screen mode, and the driver will automatically switch to the higher color depth, given HDR and WCC are enabled. This is also true for most DirectX applications.

The following table provides information on the 4K supported modes for the different color depths with and without HDR enabled. Refer to your product's manual or datasheet for further details as support can vary from product to product.

CEA* Video ModesHDMI 1.4HDMI 2.ODP 1.2DP 1.4
2160p60 (YUV420)YesYesYesYes
2160p60 (RGB/YUV444)NoYesYesYes
CEA Video ModesHDMI 1.4HDMI 2.ODP 1.2DP 1.4
2160p60 (YUV420)NoYesYesYes
2160p60 (RGB/YUV444)NoNoYesYes
 8-bit with HDR on
CEA Video ModesHDMI 1.4HDMI 2.ODP 1.2DP 1.4
2160p60 (YUV420)NoYesYesYes
2160p60 (RGB/YUV444)NoYes1YesYes
 10/12-bit with HDR on
CEA Video ModesHDMI 1.4HDMI 2.ODP 1.2DP 1.4
2160p60 (YUV420)NoYesYesYes
2160p60 (RGB/YUV444)NoNoYesYes


1 = achievable as 8-bit with dithering.

* CEA: Consumer Electronics Association

** HDMI 2.0 is natively supported starting on 11th generation processors (and newer) and Intel Arc Graphics. Older hardware can implement HDMI 2.0 through LSPCON which can vary its supported capabilities. Consult with your computer manufacturer for details.

*** LSPCON: This is a convertor device which helps with providing HDMI 2.0 output from a DisplayPort output and is soldered on board.

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