Earlier this year, Samsung announced that their next flagship phones may ship with AMD graphics (GPU) alongside Exynos processors. While the OEM has been silent about it for a while, we have some confirmation about Samsung’s collaboration with AMD for their graphics IPs. AMD just announced a new AMD RDNA2 GPU for mobile devices which will debut with Samsung flagship phones.
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, in today’s Computex 2021 keynote event, said that AMD will brings next generation AMD graphics to Samsung flagship phones coupled with Exynos SoC. This is possible with AMD’s new RDNA2 GPU architecture which will include features like ray tracing and variable rate shading.
Dr. Lisa Su’s quote from the event – “AMD has partnered with industry leader Samsung for several years to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market, and we are happy to announce that we will bring custom graphics IP (Intellectual Property) to Samsung’s next flagship mobile SoC (System on Chip) with ray tracing and variable rate shading capabilities.”
Checkout the AMD Cumputex 2021 keynotes. AMD RDNA2 GPU starts at 12:07.
Samsung and AMD partnership
So what does this mean for the next generation Samsung smartphones? If the Exynos CPU and AMD GPU is integrated properly, it may outperform Qualcomm’s next generation SoC.
RDNA2 is AMD’s latest graphics architecture which is used in AMD’s 6000 series graphics cards, PS5, and the Xbox Series X or S. Additionally, AMD RDNA2 has higher fidelity graphics and improved power efficiency.
According to rumors, Exynos 2200 will be the next processor integrated into the Galaxy S22 series. We can also expect AMD GPU for Galaxy S22 series next year.