Samsung said to be working on self-made GPUs

More and more Samsung phones lately have been flaunting Exynos chipsets, including many of its flagships. If you aren’t aware, the Exynos line is Samsung’s own, in-house series of chipsets that range from entry-level to high-end in processing prowess.

The Exynos line has been quite a successful one for Samsung too; it’s featured in devices other than those made by Samsung. This clientele includes China’s very own Meizu. Meizu has been utilizing Exynos SoCs in a lot of its phones including the MX2, MX3 and perhaps even the upcoming MX4 Pro.

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It’s only natural for Samsung to consider makings its own GPU hardware, so as to give extensive licensing fees and formalities a miss. This will not only allow Samsung to save a lot, but it’ll also give the Korean giant much more freedom to go about making phones. Current Samsung Exynos chipsets make use of ARM’s Mali GPU series which is another popular lot.

Samsung has been criticized of making more phones than required, and a free-from-licences state could be like fueling the fire. What do you think about this?

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  1. Charles Dexter Ward
    September 16, 2014

    Not as wise as it looks. Malis are made to work with ARM, samsung has virtually no experience on the GPU market, how can they fare against de radeon-based qualcomm’s adreno’s, or the nvidia tegra’s? they’ll wind up having mid end GPU’s on their phones…

    • September 16, 2014

      You never can tell what they will come up with. I’d say we keep our fingers crossed for now.

  2. Abir
    September 17, 2014

    As if their Exynos CPU’s were not buggy enough. Bye bye game compatibility.

  3. Allanitomwesh
    September 17, 2014

    Samsung are right to do this,as the Mali GPU is not class leading (regularly beaten by Adreno) even though exynos cores are pretty badass. That’s not good for promoting the chip to the chinese (a market am sure samsung isn’t happy belongs to mediatek and qualcomm)