Samsung and AMD to partner on new Exynos chipsets

Exynos processors by Samsung make use of ARM’s Mali GPU. These GPUs, however, are not as powerful as the Adreno GPU by Qualcomm or the new GPUs by Apple since it stopped using PowerVR GPUs. That is about to change, however, as Samsung Exynos and AMD have announced a partnership which will involve Samsung licensing AMD’s Radeon graphics technologies for use in mobile applications including smartphones.

Thanks to the partnership, Samsung will now use ultra-low power high-performance mobile graphics IP based on AMD Radeon graphics technologies for use in its mobile devices. Fees, as well as royalties, will be paid by Samsung to AMD for using its technologies.

Both companies made the announcement yesterday and everyone is already pretty excited about the next devices that will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos SoCs.

The president of Samsung Electronics’s System LSI business, Inyup Kang said- “We look forward to working with AMD to accelerate innovations in mobile graphics technologies that will help take future mobile computing to the next level.” According to him, the partnership will enable Samsung to bring “disruptive changes in technology” as well as “groundbreaking graphics products and solutions for tomorrow’s mobile applications”.

This partnership is not only beneficial for Samsung but also for AMD as this will help its Radeon graphics user base grow beyond PCs, game consoles, cloud, and HPC markets to include the mobile (phone) market.

We do not have any information yet as to when the first device rocking a chipset from the partnership will be launched. However, we expect the Galaxy S11 series to be the first devices to be powered by the next Exynos flagship processor.

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