15 years ago
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Display Settings, i get 2 options in Color quality: Medium (16-bit) and High (24-bit)...what does this mean?

Display Settings, i get 2 options in Color quality: Medium (16-bit) and High (24-bit)...what does this mean?
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15 years ago
technical_13
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it means that you should get a newer video card. Or you aren't using the correct driver. There should be a 32-bit option, if not than it is time for a video card upgrade. It is a depth of color 16-bit is about 8 million colors and 24-bit is 12 million colors if I remember correctly. 32-bit is 16 million colors., and you should be able to set your resolution to many settings as well, which changes your screen size, 640X480 is for 13" monitors only. 800 X 600 is the lowest I recommend using, for 14/15" monitors.. bigger monitors can use higher settings.
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15 years ago
XxDJToxic420xX
The higher the Settings, the more colours you'll be able to process and spit out. Like, on old systems, 256 colors meant just that. Then, ya got in 16 bit, and 24 bit, which displays millions of colours. Mine is a 32 bit graphics card, so, it works on 16, 24 and 32 bit. 32 bit though can tell different colours apart though, and spit out better quality colour AND graphics.
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15 years ago
unhappysadfungus
simply put, Color quality (also known as color depth) is the amount of colors a screen is capable of displaying. 24bit is known as true color, for 8 bits of data is applied to each color, red, green, and blue, giving 255 different variations of each primary color, for a total of 16 million colors total. 16-bit color displays less shade of each color, and thus forth is easier for the computer to process. Unless you are playing high-end video games, or using programs such a photoshop, you will not not notice a difference between 16 and 24 bit. However, i would go with 24-bit, because the speed difference between 16 and 24-bit color is negligible.
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15 years ago
knvb1123
ok. first of all, i believe high-quality is 32-bits... Anyways, what the ##-bits mean is that for each pixel, how many bytes are used to show that pixel. More bytes mean more detail in color. so you can get a clear-er, vibrant and more 'correct' color that you should be seeing for that pixel. Also, since high means 32 bytes for each pixel, having a huge quality and a big resolution could mean a load on your GPU and CPU so use at your own descretion although most computers should be able to support 32bytes without much slowdown in speed... Keehun
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15 years ago
QWERTY
It refers to how many shades of color the screen will use. The higher the setting, the more life like the colors will be. But the higher settings use more system resources, though it's a marginal impact on newer systems. I always run at the highest setting.
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15 years ago
shadowkat
The number of colors that will be used to display on the screen.
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15 years ago
cancelhackers
in 16-bit color display you can see 16 million color in displayer (the colors chanel whil be 16-bit "0000 0000 0000 0000") but in 24-bit color display u can see high color display in 24-bit color chanel "0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000")
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