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HiAlgo acquisition brings new capabilities to Radeon Software to maximize gaming experience per dollar for PC users​
SUNNYVALE, Calif. 6/29/2016
​AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the acquisition of software company HiAlgo Inc., a developer of unique PC gaming technologies designed to help Radeon RX Series GPUs transform gaming experience, increase GPU efficiency and improve the overall consistency of gaming experiences. The acquisition lays the groundwork for future gaming innovation in Radeon Software that will benefit owners of Radeon RX Series GPUs.
Software is an integral part of advancing the science of graphics, enabling us to best harness the silicon of the GPU to
maximize performance and deliver outstanding experiences in games and applications, said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. HiAlgo embodies our spirit of passion, persistence and play by delivering a number of creative approaches to software that improve gamers experiences, and helps future-proof1 the GPU.
Radeon Software enables the ultimate in performance, features and stability of Radeon graphics to ensure an exceptional user experience. Today, launching alongside the Radeon RX 480 graphics card are nine new features of Radeon Software Crimson Edition designed to give users more control over their computing experience, including multi-GPU, display, and power efficiency settings, and a redefined overclocking tool in Radeon WattMan.
HiAlgo apps are plugins that help hardware perform better. In 3D games, they re-allocate computer resources by dynamically changing frame rate and picture resolution.
BOOST is a utility that makes the gameplay smoother, with smaller lag. During fast-paced moments of the game, BOOST lowers the rendering resolution, causing the framerate and responsiveness to noticeably increase - effectively increasing the power of your GPU.
CHILL is a smart framerate limiter that prevents CPU and GPU overheating (and subsequent performance loss), while not detracting from the gaming experience. As a bonus, CHILL also saves power and increases the battery gaming time on laptops.
SWITCH is a utility that allows you changing the game resolution from 100% to 50% with a single push of a button. This instantly gives you a significant framerate increase -- which helps you a lot during highly dynamic battles.