Originally Posted by rluker5
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.