In 2019, Samsung announced that it has partnered with AMD to build next-generation GPU architecture for its mobile devices. We didn’t have much information about it but now, we do have some timeframe to consider its onset.
According to AMD CEO Lisa Su who spoke at the Computex 2021 conference, AMD is bringing its next-gen custom graphics IP to South Korean giant Samsung’s upcoming flagship Exynos chipset and it will have variable-rate shading and ray-tracing capabilities as well. I am talking about AMD RDNA 2 GPU architecture that will bring greater graphics performance on Exynos chipsets which are usually considered as a low performant when compared to Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm.
Lisa further added that Samsung is likely to add more details about the progress later this year which is promising. The upcoming chipset will be a follow-up or a successor to Exynos 2100 and it is likely to be announced later this year. The new chipset with AMD-based GPU could arrive as soon as in the first half of 2020 with upcoming Galaxy S-series flagship smartphones which usually get the new flagship chipsets before any other Galaxy smartphones.
To put things into perspective, Samsung previously mentioned that the upcoming Exynos chipset with AMD-based GPU will be a successor to Exynos 20100. Also, it is likely to be named Exynos 2200 and it is speculated to power laptops too and that too as early as this year.
Samsung uses Exynos chipsets on its flagship smartphones in markets like India while the U.S and a few other countries get powerful Snapdragon chipsets. It remains to be seen when and what the new chipset with AMD GPU brings to the table. The next-gen S-series flagship phones are likely to arrive in February 2022 so even though the wait is almost 7 months, we will get to know more about the devices and the upcoming Exynos chipset in the upcoming days.