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16-bit colour reproduction?

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ive been looking over my monitors stats on lg's website its a lg 50pw450t. anyways its says its colour reproduction is 16-bit.

just wondering if this is any reference to the graphics option to display colour depth in 16 or 32 bit mode?

i ask as im trying to squeeze every last little bit out of my cpu/mobo before its binned and wondered if my monitor can only display colours in 16 bit why should i try and run my pc at 32?

or are they two different things?

ive set it to 16bit at the same hz and resolution for now and so far i cant really notice a difference in colour vividness.
games seems to of picked up. if only slightly
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ive been looking over my monitors stats on lg's website its a lg 50pw450t. anyways its says its colour reproduction is 16-bit.

just wondering if this is any reference to the graphics option to display colour depth in 16 or 32 bit mode?

i ask as im trying to squeeze every last little bit out of my cpu/mobo before its binned and wondered if my monitor can only display colours in 16 bit why should i try and run my pc at 32?

or are they two different things?

ive set it to 16bit at the same hz and resolution for now and so far i cant really notice a difference in colour vividness.
games seems to of picked up. if only slightly

You should be running in 32-bit regardless of the LCD/TV/Plasma/CRT/Projection - it provides color scale not available from 16-bit.

Your TV is like any other NTSC device - poor color representation. If you prefer to get something better then you're looking at more expensive units than what you're using.
    
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ive looked into it and color reproduction and colour depth are pretty much the same thing. and i dont think your quite getting my point.

so if my tvs maximum colour reproduction is 16-bit whch equals 32,768 colours

why should i ask my computer to make up an image at 32-bit which equals 16,777,216 colours when my tv screen is only going to take that 32 bit signal and adapt it for its 16 - bit mode. take in mind my cpu/mobo/ram is 5 years old and any the only real bottle neck in my system(updated everything else).

the less i can get my cpu to do the better my games run.

ive noticed its significantly increased the speed (smoothness) of all of my games without dropping any of the visual or colour quality. when switching to 16 bit mode. especially when i have many in game things and characters going on, on screen. which used to drop me to 3-5fps :s

i guess the colour numbers above speak for themselves on how much extra work is envolved. 32,000 goes into 16million 500 times!!!! its no wonder my gaming performance has increased
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