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Samsung Exynos SoC With AMD GPU Coming Later This Year: Official

Samsung AMD SoC coming 2021
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A Samsung Exynos SoC with AMD GPU will become official later this year. We knew that it’s happening, but we did not know when. Well, AMD did confirm that the partnership will come to fruition later this year.

AMD confirmed the news during its keynote at Computex 2021. The information comes directly from AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su. She confirmed that the upcoming Exynos SoC will include RDNA2 graphics.

Samsung Exynos SoC with AMD GPU is coming later this year with advanced features

We’re looking at a brand new GPU here, and this is the very first time AMD’s GPU will be included in mobile devices. This GPU will offer several advanced features, such as ray tracing and variable rate shading.

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These features should offer higher fidelity graphics, and improved power efficiency. For those of you who are unaware, RDNA2 is AMD’s latest graphics architecture, so we’re not looking at obsolete tech here.

This graphics architecture is used in AMD’s 6000 series graphics cards, as well as the PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series X and S.

AMD’s CEO said that AMD partnered up with Samsung in order to “accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market”. Now, it was said that this GPU will land later this year, but AMD did not specify when exactly will that happen.

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The Galaxy S22 series could debut this new processor

You’re probably wondering what phone will debut such a GPU. Well, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are coming with Qualcomm’s SoCs, that much is quite clear at this point. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will include the Snapdragon 888, while the Z Flip 3 will likely ship with the Snapdragon 870.

As far as we know, Samsung is not planning any additional flagships for 2021. So, it’s possible that Samsung will announce this Exynos SoC with an AMD GPU this year, but won’t include it in a phone until next year.

The Galaxy S22 series could be ideal to debut such a processor. So, the chip could be announced towards the end of 2021, and debuted in early 2022 by the Galaxy S22 series. Let’s hope this will further improve Samsung’s Exynos SoCs.

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