Samsung revealed that it is working alongside AMD to develop a new GPU for its Exynos processors. For those unaware, Samsung has been since working with ARM’s Mali GPUs and this unprecedented move has the potential to mark a new era for Exynos chips. The leaks and rumors have been suggesting that the upcoming Samsung x AMD GPU would launch in June. However, a new leak from a reliable tipster suggests that the launch has been delayed. The reason behind the delay is unknown. Tipster Ice Universe, however, claims that Samsung will unveil its new Exynos chip featuring the AMD RDNA 2 GPU in July 2021.
During a computer-centric conference, Computer 2021, AMD revealed that the first processor to use its RDNA 2 GPU will be an Exynos processor. It is expected to unlock some gaming features which will take smartphone gaming to a next level. The new chip will offer higher fidelity graphics with much better performance than previous Mali iterations. It will also be one of the first GPUs to offer ray tracing. The other features include variable-rate shading and more efficiency.
Exclusive：Samsung×AMD GPU was originally scheduled to be released in June, but now it has been postponed to July, when we will know the performance of AMD GPU on Exynos and other details. pic.twitter.com/GM6W8l3EKY
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 20, 2021
AMD RDNA 2 GPU will enhance the gaming capabilities of Exynos chips
Samsung Exynos chips have been struggling on comparisons with the Snapdragon gang. The Korean firms always fell in performance when compared to the more powerful chips from Qualcomm. The new bet on AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU may elevate the relevance of the company against Qualcomm and other flagship chipsets. We can expect the new chip to offer ground-breaking performance and high-fidelity graphics will likely come with the upcoming Galaxy S22 series which still several months away.
The new chip may also open the road for Samsung’s entrance in a new segment – the gaming smartphone segment. So far, the Korean firm has partnered with game makers such as Qualcomm in Fortnite’s launch on mobile. However, the company never released a gaming-centric smartphone. The brand new GPU may be the company’s opportunity to unveil its gaming-centric smartphone.
Mobile gaming has been changing abruptly in the last few years, and it may evolve with the arrival of the first mobile chips sporting the RDNA 2 GPU. We’re pretty sure that Mali will also prepare its own contender to compete in the segment.
Samsung will make an official announcement on the launch of its upcoming silicon pretty soon. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding a possible launch date, but this may happen pretty soon and we’re curious to see if the company will showcase the actual performance or just expose numbers.
The company will unveil its Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 on August 3. These devices probably went under mass manufacturing several months ago. Hence the presence of the new Exynos chip on them is very unlikely.