I understand you need a confirmation for graphics features on your current Intel® HD graphics 630. Let me help you on this matter.
After checking this information, I was able to see the following details:
10 bit hardware decoder is supported through software
8 bit is only enabled through Windows® Inbox driver.
Please check the link below, page 32
My inquiry is not about video decoder, yet re display rendering.
I need to connect a professional monitor with 10-bit per color channel support (30=bit color, Deep Color) using the embedded Intel HD Graphics 630.
In the Specification Document you referred (Datasheet, Vol. 1: 7th Gen Intel® Processor Family for S Platforms) please find the following in Table 2-19 (p.37):
Display Technologies Support:
Display Port* 1.2
*…supports Deep Color…
Deep Color means 10-bit color display rendering technology.
As I understood from paragraph 2.4 of the Document (Processor Graphics) 10 bit rendering video is supported for DP resolutions and depends on the driver software.
Thus, my question is still valid:
Whether the latest Intel Graphics Driver v.188.8.131.5282 supports 10 bit Deep Color rendering for DP or DVI port interface?
Whether the driver supports DVI-D Dual Link display connection with total display resolution of 2560x1440@60Hz?
Thank you for the information.
I have forwarded this information to the appropriate team. I will update this thread as soon as I get news about this matter.
I just received the following information from our engineering team that I understand will answer your questions:
1. Deep Color is supported on HDMI and DP. Generally speaking, we do not have yet an option in Graphics Control Panel to manually select 8bpp, 10bpp or 12bpp. However, if the panel is 10-bit and the application supports 10-bit, then the driver will automatically enable it. Currently, there is no OpenGL* support for 10/12 bit with Intel Graphics driver, only DirectX*.
Please check this site for additional information:
2. The Intel® graphics controllers only support DVI Single-Link.