AMD Acquired HiAlgo To Enhance Software Side Of Gaming Experience
AMD has acquired HiAlgo, a computer software company as part of its efforts to streamline the software side of gaming.
We know that the Radeon RX 480 hit the market and has been praised by many as the new budget kind. With that being said, Nvidia is also readying to announce the GeForce GTX 1060, which will reportedly beat the RX 480.
We saw that Nvidia after the release of the GTX 10-series GPUs is now working on the software side of gaming. AMD acquired HiAlgo and seems to be going down the same road as well. Hardware and software are both crucial aspects of gaming and one cannot do without the other. Many times people have the best hardware but they lack a quality gaming experience due to the lack of driver update. Hence software has vital importance.
A few years back, AMD was known for its bad driver but now with the passage of time AMD has fixed that problem and it seems that now that AMD acquired HiAlgo, they are taking things to the next level. We do not know what exactly it is that AMD is planning but this acquisition makes it clear that AMD will be stressing on software from now on and that the company is very serious about it. This could mean proper drivers support for individual AAA games like we saw with the new Mirror’s Edge.
The following is the official press release from AMD:
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.