Display stream compression on Linux

Hello everyone after making two tickets about this issue the first one being completely ignored and finally getting a response the second time I have been told to create a topic here. I posting here hoping maybe me and a bunch of Linux users who own high refresh rate monitors that utilize DSC can get DSC support in the Nvidia driver for Linux. It is extremely annoying not being able to use my monitor to its full capabilities for one I have to use my monitor at a halved refresh rate instead of 240hz im forced to run 120hz. Also there is the fact that this monitor I am using is capable of 10 bit color depth but I am stuck at 8 bit that may be another issue for the future(Like HDR). I am really hoping seeing that EAC and battle eye will be supporting wine/proton that Nvidia will might put more gamer centric features into their drivers also AMD I believe started to support DSC in kernel 5.6 soooo i mean come on.
Yes my hardware does support DSC I am able to use my my monitor in windows at the full 240hz with 10 bit color.

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NVIDIA supports DSC, but same as AMD it has problems

Please share your xandr output.

We have the same issue with lack of 8k60p support in Linux due to lack of DSC. It’s disappointing that there is no official word on the status, like whether it’s being worked on or not.

Hey thanks for the response guys and thanks Daniel you just saved me like $1500 i was thinking about just biting the bullet and getting the 6900xt still going to probably switch to Radeon for some other reasons im running the same monitor with a 2080TI. I dont know if I formatted this the right way but this my output for xrandr --verbose

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I agree I will say with my current set up though even in windows it was quite buggy till a couple of driver versions ago and seems to working correctly now, but it was very frustrating for the few months I was having bugs. It is something I believe that needs to be implemented in the drivers on GPU’s that are capable of DSC could be wrong on this statement.