Monday, October 4th 2021

MSI Releases Windows 11 Auto HDR Compatible Monitors List

Recently, Microsoft released the all-new Windows 11, which is available for Windows 10 users to upgrade. One of the biggest improvements of Windows 11 in gaming is the Auto HDR feature. The Auto HDR feature can intelligently take SDR-only games to HDR level for better color/brightness range. MSI announce all HDR supported monitor list and release a how to guide of What is Auto HDR and how to enable on Windows 11?

Windows 11 Auto HDR can automatically calculate the SDR content and tune it to near HDR content quality. However, there are few things you should know. Microsoft's new feature brings big benefits to gamers. It allows gamers to play games that didn't support HDR to be played at HDR quality. Before we start gaming with Auto HDR, there are few things we should beware of.
First, you must use the latest Microsoft Windows 11 operating system. For Windows 10 users, please check How to check if your system is available for Windows 11? to learn more about Windows 11 SPEC requirements. You can also check our list of MSI Win 11 supported products.

Secondly, your monitor must support HDR. You can check the list of all MSI HDR supporting monitors.
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5 Comments on MSI Releases Windows 11 Auto HDR Compatible Monitors List

#1
ZoneDymo
Again why does this tech not support every game? Why only 1000? If it works how it's claimed to it should just work right?
And what is this.monitor list....if a monitor supports hdr it should work with auto hdr right?
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R-T-B
ZoneDymoAgain why does this tech not support every game? Why only 1000? If it works how it's claimed to it should just work right?
And what is this.monitor list....if a monitor supports hdr it should work with auto hdr right?
It has to alter the game engine at a low level. Thats why. It can bug out on some old or non-directx based games.

But this monitor list is pretty bs. Yes, any HDR monitor will work.
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Minus Infinity
Damn and here I thought win 11 would magically would display HDR on an SDR monitor. It's still all BS of course. All they can do is play with the gamma and tone curve of the SDR input, it'll never be HDR.
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Exyvia
Minus InfinityDamn and here I thought win 11 would magically would display HDR on an SDR monitor. It's still all BS of course. All they can do is play with the gamma and tone curve of the SDR input, it'll never be HDR.
Yea unfortunately that's that sad truth for normal monitors of 350 nits.
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#5
R-T-B
Minus InfinityAll they can do is play with the gamma and tone curve of the SDR input, it'll never be HDR.
It's not really BS. It works early in the pipeline to upgrade the framebuffer format and upconvert the various surfaces, similar to SpecialK. The result isn't trueHDR but it's signifigantly better than SDR and does indeed utilize the additional brightness to effect.

I still prefer SpecialK but I've been using that succesfully for years and it requires more tweaking, even if the results can be a bit better at the end.
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