Samsung reportedly already negotiating contract with AMD for mRDNA successor

Published: Jun 21st 2021, 16:14 GMT   Comments

AMDxSamsung collaboration might extend to many years

According to a rumor from Clien forums, Samsung has recently signed a contract for a long-term partnership with AMD.

Just yesterday we reported on the latest rumors on Exynos w/RDNA2 System on a Chip, which is now supposedly launching next month. It appears that as we approach the launch more news is starting to leak from the other sources as well.

It is said that RDNA2 based Exynos chip is already 30% faster than the Mali-G78 GPU present in Galaxy S21 Ultra with Exynos 2100 SoC. A successor with external graphics IP may be faster, but there are supposedly some issues with thermal throttling, a leaker claims. The GPU is 20% slower on a second run and around 30% performance drop is to be seen during the third test, GSMArena reports.

The leaker also claims that Samsung is so pleased with the adoption of AMD architecture that it has already started negotiating a contract for mRDNA successor (mobile RDNA2).

[…] It is said that it is right to overwhelm the competitor in peak performance in the actual performance test entering the Samsung Exynos side. AMD is currently testing mobile with the same specifications, and it shows similar frame performance.

However, the throttling is stronger than expected, so after the first test, the performance drops by about 20%, and after the second test, the performance drops by about 30%. The important thing is that this 30% performance drop is higher than that of ARM’s latest Mali series. Even next year’s next-generation Mali lineup is slightly lower than the high-end peak performance…

It is worthwhile for Samsung to give up its own GPU and adopt AMD architecture. It is said that Samsung has gained confidence in this and is also negotiating a contract for the AMD mRDNA successor architecture. […]

(machine translation from Korean)

At Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has revealed that RDNA2 GPU will be used by the flagship Samsung Exynos SoC, possibly for the next-gen Galaxy S series. This chip will support both the raytracing technology as well as Variable Refresh Shading, Samsung confirmed.

Source: Clien via @FrontTom, GSMArena

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