Samsung announced its partnership to license AMD RDNA graphics architecture to integrate into mobile GPUs in 2019, and introduced Xclipse 920 GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture in Exynos 2200 last year. Today, the company has announced extension of the multi-year agreement with AMD.
Moreover, Samsung said that it will bring multiple generations of high-performance, ultra-low-power AMD Radeon graphics solutions to an expanded portfolio of Samsung Exynos SoCs.
Through the licensing extension, Samsung said that it will bring console-level graphics quality and optimized power consumption to more mobile devices, offering an incredibly immersive and long-lasting gaming experience.
To remind you, Xclipse GPU in Exynos was introduced as the industry’s first mobile GPU with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading features with a promise of console-like gameplay on mobile devices.
Samsung did not succeed with the Exynos 2200, the first chip with the AMD GPU, maily due to performance and heating issues reported by users of Samsung Galaxy S22 series phones.
Based on the latest reports from Korea, Samsung is working on the Exynos 2400 SoC for the Galaxy S24 series next year, and will be rectifying these issues.
Regarding the partnership, Seogjun Lee, Executive Vice President of Application Processor (AP) Development at Samsung Electronics, said:
Together with AMD, Samsung has been revolutionizing mobile graphics, including our recent collaboration that brought ray tracing capability to mobile processors for the first time in the industry. Drawing on our technological know-how in designing ultra-low-power solutions, we will continue to drive ongoing innovation in the mobile graphics space.
David Wang, Senior Vice President of the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD, said:
We are excited Samsung selected multiple generations of our leadership high-performance Radeon graphics to advance the next generation of Samsung Exynos solutions. The extension of our work with Samsung is a testament to our strong technology partnership and commitment to bring the best experiences possible to mobile users.