AMD is partnering with Samsung to offer RDNA 2 graphics expertise for an Exynos cellular system-on-chip, probably giving a lift to GPU efficiency in flagship Samsung telephones. The announcement was made at the moment at Computex Taipei.
There aren’t many particulars on the chip or which merchandise it’ll be utilized in, however AMD describes the chip as a “next-generation Exynos SoC,” and says Samsung will present additional data later in 2021. The GPU will use AMD’s RDNA 2 structure, enabling options like ray tracing and variable charge shading. AMD says it’ll make its solution to “flagship cellular gadgets.”
“The subsequent place you’ll discover RDNA 2 would be the high-performance cell phone market,” AMD CEO Lisa Su stated on stage. “AMD has partnered with business chief Samsung for a number of years to speed up graphics innovation within the cellular market, and we’re completely happy to announce that we’ll convey customized graphics IP to Samsung’s subsequent flagship cellular SoC with ray tracing and variable charge shading capabilities. We’re actually trying ahead to Samsung offering extra particulars later this 12 months.”
Exynos is the model identify that Samsung makes use of for its personal in-house processors. Within the US and sure different markets, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy telephones ship with Snapdragon SoCs from Qualcomm, whereas the remainder of the world will get Exynos chips. The Exynos fashions are usually thought to be barely much less performant than their Qualcomm equivalents, however it was seen as a shock when Samsung determined to change to the Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S20 in its house market of South Korea.
Whether or not AMD’s cellular resolution will present tangible advantages over Qualcomm’s Adreno GPUs is unknown. However by throwing out buzzwords like ray tracing and lending its newest RDNA 2 structure, AMD is definitely setting expectations excessive for future Samsung gadgets.