New deal could bring "high performance" graphics support to future Samsung Exynos chips

New deal could bring
Samsung announced today that it is partnering with chipmaker AMD to help develop innovations in mobile graphics technology. What is being described as a "multi-year strategic partnership" will result in Samsung licensing intellectual property (IP) from AMD related to its Radeon graphics technologies. By integrating this IP into its SoCs, Samsung hopes to include high performance, ultra-low power mobile graphics technology with its future mobile chipsets.

Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will license AMD's custom graphics IP based on its proprietary RDNA graphics architecture. Samsung will have the rights to use the technology to develop products for mobile devices. In return, Samsung will pay AMD licensing and royalty fees. The chipmaker believes that the deal with Samsung will help it generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue over the life of the agreement.

About a year ago, there was talk about Samsung developing its own graphics processing units (GPUs) for its Exynos chipsets designed for entry-level smartphones. A month later, another report stated that Samsung was developing a powerful GPU that could run on devices ranging "from smartphones to supercomputers." It is not known how today's announcement fits in with either project.

Samsung's current top-of-the-line Exynos 9820 SoC, which you'll find powering the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup, features an ARM Mali G76MP12 GPU with 12 cores. This component helps deliver the images to a smartphone screen.



1. AbhiD

Posts: 880; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Qualcomm's AMD based Adreno VS Samsung's possible AMD patent based GPUs. Would be cool to see the end results. Although TBH i don't have high hopes from Samsung now a days. They have tremendously failed in their flagship Exynos chipset for 2-3 continuous years now. Extremely underwhelming real world performance. Not to mention, they have faltered behind in camera department, Huawei, Google and Oppo taking the lead. They have been left in dust in charging department. They are left behind in battery department. Now they are playing catch up, catch up everywhere. Probably the complacency that sets in once a company becomes a behemoth, is adversely affecting Samsung too.

2. Fred3

Posts: 607; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Those are basically the reasons why Samsung is going with AMD for Exynos chips. They see the decline in performance.

3. ManolitoMantoya

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 05, 2016

DJ Koh have to resign, and take a full responsibility for what he do to Samsung Mobile.

4. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hopefully the 2021 flagship devices will be the first line of devices if not sooner to benefit from this new agreement.

5. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung Exynos is inferior. Only Samsung cheap products will use it.

7. oldskool50 unregistered

The Exynos is inferior to what? I bet the Exynos is smarter than you to begin with. We know you hate you Samsung. But damn dude, you are just being off the chain. Just remember, all OEM's watch what others do. So if someone else improves their products, then it gives incentive for yoru favor to do the same. All technology is good bruh, regardless of who's name is on it. This hateful attitude you have towards Samsung is completely stupid. Why do you even come here bruh? If you life really that bad? Because there are solutions to life if yours is so terrible that Samsung deserves any hatred from you.

6. oldskool50 unregistered

OMG. This is gonna blow any phone out the frikkin water. What I am surprised is that, in the Galaxy S4, Samsung use the PowerVR GPU, which si the same OEM that Apple was using for several years. And then Apple split ties with the PowerVR and that company went nearly bankrupt. I am surprised, Samsung didn't buy them or do a deal with them. But if smasung puts a radeon inside the Note, this will blow ANYTHINg with a GPU in smartphones out the water. This will mostly certainly brink 4K displays to the Galaxy line and this will be awesome! Do this Samsung...I would love a Note with Radeon graphics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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