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I remember using this for skyrim. The software is good, it will be interesting to see how AMD utilises it. Honestly I am really surprised they got bought though, this must be a dream-come-true scenario for them!
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If AMD could introduce HiAlgo as a driver feature that could be enabled at will for all games, that could be a fantastic feature. Of course it's still questionable how well that sort of dynamic resolution scaling actually works. I think I tried HiAlgo once on my laptop, and it wasn't really worth it, but through the AMD driver they could probably improve it quite a bit. Potentially it could really help achieve stable frame rates in many games with relatively low impact to image quality, especially with 4K where fps drops are likely far more noticeable than a small dip in resolution during fast action.
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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.

In this case, it is probably overall cheaper to acquire HiAlgo than to contract them. They are a very small, mostly unknown company. AMD might be short on cash, but this acquisition probably cost less than a new round of office chairs for the conference room.

By acquiring them, they get full control over all their work, and probably more importantly, all of their IP. They could completely stop paying and/or kick out all the original HiAlgo guys if they don't deliver as expected, and still hold on to all the technology... plus it gives them the option to give Nvidia some of their own medicine and make these features proprietary. That's all worth much more than the few bucks spent on buying the company instead of just one of their products.
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In this case, it is probably overall cheaper to acquire HiAlgo than to contract them. They are a very small, mostly unknown company. AMD might be short on cash, but this acquisition probably cost less than a new round of office chairs for the conference room.

By acquiring them, they get full control over all their work, and probably more importantly, all of their IP. They could completely stop paying and/or kick out all the original HiAlgo guys if they don't deliver as expected, and still hold on to all the technology... plus it gives them the option to give Nvidia some of their own medicine and make these features proprietary. That's all worth much more than the few bucks spent on buying the company instead of just one of their products.

 

Exactly. Besides, they need to grow and improve their drivers team and this was a good way to get some new blood with experience working in a Radeon ecosystem and proven ability to seek outside-the-box solutions. That's the kind of personnel input you need when you're the market underdog.

     
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The are going to call it HiMan!

Nah, I think it will be called WorksMan!
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