- AMD has announced that Samsung will publish more details on its Exynos chip with an AMD GPU later this year.
- The new flagship SoC will have ray tracing and variable rate shading functions.
- A new rumor has it that the chipset could hit the market in July.
Update: June 21, 2021 (1:00 a.m. ET): According to the tipster Ice Universe, we now have an indication of when Samsung and AMD might announce their joint chipset effort. Originally, the Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is to come on the market this month, “was postponed to July”.
Ice Universe’s record isn’t flawless, so take this leak with the salt sprinkling necessary. Samsung has yet to announce a confirmed debut date for its AMD collaboration.
Original article: June 1, 2021 (12:37 p.m. ET): Samsung partnered with AMD in 2019 to bring next-generation GPU architecture to mobile devices. Now we may finally have a timeframe as to when we will see the long-awaited flagship Exynos chipset with an AMD GPU.
During her keynote speech at the ongoing Computex 2021 virtual conference, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su presented some additional details about the upcoming Exynos mobile SoC with AMD graphics.
“AMD is partnering with Samsung on its next-generation Exynos SoC, which will feature a custom AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics IP that provides variable rate ray tracing and shading capabilities for flagship mobile devices,” so AMD in its Computex press release.
Dr. Su also announced that Samsung will provide more details about the new 5G chipset “later this year.” Given the statement, Samsung could make the sequel to the Exynos 2100 official within the year. That means we can expect the new AMD-powered silicon to run the Galaxy S-series flagships, which will hit the market in the first half of 2022.
Samsung had also previously confirmed that its next flagship Exynos chip, a successor to the Exynos 2100, will come with the AMD mobile GPU.
A recent report also suggested that the rumored Exynos 2200 chip with the AMD GPU could hit laptops as early as this year.
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It’s too early to say if the AMD GPU will be a big boost to the Exynos platform. Graphics performance has always been a weak point on Samsung’s chips, however, and we hope to see an improvement with the new partnership.