How to Know if HDR is Supported on a Windows 11 PC?


HDR content on Windows offers better brightness and color capabilities than traditional content (called standard dynamic range [SDR] content). Traditional content typically shows details in a bright or darker part of a scene, but not in both roles simultaneously. HDR can display a broader range of colors, light , and more details between extremes.

Unlike SDR, HDR shows details so that bright parts of a scene are more colorful while dark regions can be darker, so you get to see all the details. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and is a video style that impresses a lot of different shades of colors.

You can compare HDR with the standard SDR and see the difference quickly. Even though HDR is great for your eyes, not all computers can render HDR images. This risewindows post will show you how to check display Capabilities for high dynamic range (HDR) in Windows 11.

How to Check and Enable HDR Support on Windows 11 PC?

To check if HDR is supported on your Windows 11 PC and then further enable this feature, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.


Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the System category from the left side pane.

Step 3. Then, on the right-side pane, click the Display options.

Step 4. After that, select HDR option.

Step 5. Next, on the HDR settings page, expand Display capabilities to see if your system supports HDR.

So, if your system is capable of HDR, enable all the HDR-related toggles and enjoy a high dynamic range.

Use the drop-down menu from “Select a display to view or change its settings” to choose the display on which you want to check the HDR support for those who use multiple displays.

After that, you know what HDR is and how to check if your computer supports it or not. If your machine supports HDR, you can enable it to enjoy high-quality videos. The only disadvantage of HDR is battery drainage, but it will enhance quality.

I also want to mention that if you are planning to purchase an external monitor to watch HDR content on them, then here are the requirements:

  • HDR10 supported Display.
  • DisplayPort 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 or higher
  • GPU with PlayReady 3.0.
  • Display Resolution 1080p.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep learning, guys.

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