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Also, where's teh sauce?

Sorry, updated the OP.
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Not sure what to make of this rolleyes.gif

improved drivers? i can see at least better optimizations.
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Tried boost on skyrim a long time ago with my now dead Toshiba encore. It helped a lot. But wouldn't it hurt their sales if older gpus could put out an effectively better looking picture? Those cheap hacks can look pretty effective. I like to use the frame rate interpolation on my tv when I don't mind giving up some lag for smoothness myself.

But creatively making things look better is a good thing.
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Tried boost on skyrim a long time ago with my now dead Toshiba encore. It helped a lot. But wouldn't it hurt their sales if older gpus could put out an effectively better looking picture? Those cheap hacks can look pretty effective. I like to use the frame rate interpolation on my tv when I don't mind giving up some lag for smoothness myself.

But creatively making things look better is a good thing.

Whatever new features they bake into the drivers, you can rest assured they won't be limited to only the older or lower end cards.

If using a feature similar to HiAlgo's Boost can make a $200 card feel like a $250 card, that means it can also makes a $300 card feel like a $400 card. People will still buy the best card they can/are willing to pay for, this just makes those cards a little more valuable.

AMD's real competition is Nvidia, not their older stock, so adding value along the entire product stack is a great move with very little downside.
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Tried boost on skyrim a long time ago with my now dead Toshiba encore. It helped a lot. But wouldn't it hurt their sales if older gpus could put out an effectively better looking picture? Those cheap hacks can look pretty effective. I like to use the frame rate interpolation on my tv when I don't mind giving up some lag for smoothness myself.

But creatively making things look better is a good thing.


besides things like VR mentioned before, there can be other practical uses for such tech. One is that since it inflates fps when in action, if using a low/mid end card, it may get you past the point of make or break for budget freesync monitors whose range is relatively high like the ViewSonicVX2257 (47-75 fps, can possibly be lowered even more via freesync hack, but regardless, 47 is a relatively high minimum)
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Whatever new features they bake into the drivers, you can rest assured they won't be limited to only the older or lower end cards.

If using a feature similar to HiAlgo's Boost can make a $200 card feel like a $250 card, that means it can also makes a $300 card feel like a $400 card. People will still buy the best card they can/are willing to pay for, this just makes those cards a little more valuable.

AMD's real competition is Nvidia, not their older stock, so adding value along the entire product stack is a great move with very little downside.
Yeah, I suppose .. And maybe they could toss in a frame interpolation option that adds a lag like triple buffering that would mitigate stutter too, but I would be unhappy for selfish reasons if the 7970 crossfired with the 280x combo I sold to get my 780tis wound up getting better than them. That being said, I don't have a problem with picking and choosing settings to get the best picture IMO and these would probably just be more to choose, like the 4:2:0 chroma option which makes W3 actually playable at 4k for my rig.

Eh, I should have my next graphics cards before then.
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The HiAlgo website has many grammar and other errors within the text....
It appears to be a basic software; that changes the game's buffer resolution scaling.... Very basic driver tweaks; enb level stuff....I don't see a benefit to it; as AMD can already do this themselves if they so wished is it is dx9/driver "hacks"; something like nvidia inspector can do......
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The HiAlgo website has many grammar and other errors within the text....
It appears to be a basic software; that changes the game's buffer resolution scaling.... Very basic driver tweaks; enb level stuff....I don't see a benefit to it; as AMD can already do this themselves if they so wished is it is dx9/driver "hacks"; something like nvidia inspector can do......

DX9 is not DX 11 or DX12 and there is only so much they could do without access to specific resources... hence the hire/acquisition.
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DX9 is not DX 11 or DX12 and there is only so much they could do without access to specific resources... hence the hire/acquisition.

wouldn't it be cheaper to draft a contract than acquire a company when they're already short on cash?

with a contract at least they could observe whether they'll benefit from their work, rather than risk it by acquiring a company that they think would help them.
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sounds cool. thumb.gif
the dynamic resolution adjustment is the type of functionality I wish I had access to when developing the game optimizations for amd's app
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