Samsung announced that it is teaming up with AMD to develop a GPU for its Exynos processors. The company did not reveal any details about the launch time. Leaks and rumours suggested that the upcoming Samsung x AMD GPU will 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 with the AMD RDNA 2 GPU in July 2021. The tipster did not reveal much about the combined performance of the upcoming Samsung SoC.
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
At Computex 2021, AMD confirmed that the first processor to take advantage of its RDNA 2 GPU will be an Exynos processor. It is expected to unlock some gaming features which will take smartphone gaming to the next level. One of the features teased at Computex 2021 is ray tracing. Coupled with variable-rate shading, it will offer higher fidelity graphics. The new features are also expected to offer better efficiency.
Samsung’s Exynos is infamous for its comparatively weak GPU performance against Snapdragon SoCs. Although Exynos 2100 SoC showed some significant performance and efficiency results, it failed to catch up to Snapdragon 888’s performance jump.
The upcoming Galaxy S22 series could feature the upcoming AMD-powered RDNA 2 GPU. Based on the available information, we can assume that upcoming Samsung smartphones drawing power from this chip are likely to offer a much better graphics performance.
Samsung is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of its upcoming silicon. Ice Universe’s leak suggests that the company will unveil its new custom chip in July 2021. The tipster did not reveal the exact launch date though. We will share more information on the upcoming Exynos chip as and when details are available.
In related news, Samsung is rumoured to announce the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 on August 3. The two foldable smartphones are expected to go on sale starting August 27. You can click here to know more about the two foldable smartphones.
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