Best True 10 bit 4k monitor for Color Grading (32 Inch)

Finding a good True 10-bit 4k monitor right now isn’t easy at all, thanks to the clever marketing from the manufacturers claiming 8-bit + FRC displays as 10-bit. Most of the manufacturers are not even providing any information on whether their 10-bit monitor supports a True 10-bit or 8-bit + FRC display. In some cases, you’ll only find information like “supports up to 1.07B colors” in the Bit-Depth section. Does that answer if the monitor supports a True 10-bit display? Definitely not! Let’s find out the best 32 Inch True 10-bit 4k monitor for color grading, color correction, video and photo editing. Remember not to go below 32 inches for a 4k monitor.

Best 32″ True 10-bit 4k monitor for Color Grading

ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCX-PK

  • True 10-bit color
  • 1,152-zone mini-LED backlight
  • Brightness (HDR, Peak) : 1,200 cd/㎡
  • Brightness (Typ.) : 600cd/㎡
  • 99% DCI-P3
  • 99.5% Adobe RGB
  • Support multiple HDR formats (Dolby Vision, HDR-10, HLG)
  • Comes with X-rite i1 Display Pro Calibrator

Note that there are multiple versions of this monitor like “ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK” and “ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-P“. The only difference between these monitors is that the ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK comes bundled with an X-rite i1 Display Pro Calibrator whereas the ProArt PA32UCX-P does not.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK is currently the best True 10-bit 32 inch 4K monitor under $5000 for color grading in Davinci Resolve or editing photos in Photoshop.

Dell UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor UP3221Q

  • True 10-bit color
  • 2K mini-LED direct backlit dimming zones
  • Brightness (HDR, Peak) : 1,000 cd/㎡
  • Brightness (Typ.) : 350cd/㎡
  • 93% Adobe RGB
  • 99.8% DCI-P3
  • HDR ready (supports HLG)
  • Built-in Calman Powered colorimeter
  • Response Time slightly lower: 8ms

The ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK is a better choice over Dell UP3221Q because of wider color gamut support overall, higher brightness, and various other reasons. If you can get the Dell UP3221Q at a significantly cheaper price than the ProArt PA32UCX-PK, then going with Dell won’t be a bad decision. Both of these are monitors are VESA DisplayHDR1000 certified and use mini-LEDs to gain better control over backlight.

ASUS ProArt PA32UCX-PK is quickly becoming the top choice for color grading artists as it is the best 32 inch True 10-bit 4K monitor you can find in the market under $5000 right now.


If you want to know more about the difference between True 10-bit and 8-bit + FRC displays, you’ll find this post useful: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC monitors.


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Ishaan Sarna

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