Samsung again claimed on Tuesday that its collaboration with AMD will really generate a next-generation Exynos chip featuring an AMD GPU. Speaking during the Exynos 2100 event, Dr Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI Division at Samsung, reaffirmed the promising future plans.
Samsung and AMD earlier announced a joint venture back in August of 2019, with the promise to bring AMD Radeon graphics technology to a future Exynos SoC. When the news was previously announced, there was anticipation about the partnership coming to fruition around 2022, and Dr Kang’s comments seem to validate those reports.
Reportedly, Samsung is creating its own GPUs, but progress is too slow for Samsung’s standards, so they had to collaborate with AMD. Earlier, it was anticipated that AMD licensed its IP to Samsung while the two would partner on the design of the mobile GPU. Samsung is yet to disclose final details about the upcoming Exynos processor with an AMD GPU.
During the announcement of the partnership, Samsung appreciated AMD as a leader in the industry, especially in the GPU area.
If Samsung maintains its timetable, details for the Exynos chip with an AMD GPU later this year could be available. That could then be followed by a flagship release, which could possibly be the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
The collaboration between the two entities should be mutually beneficial. AMD can gain a new source of revenue in the mobile market, while Samsung can access the technology to take its mobile chips to the next level. Though the collaboration hasn’t yet produced anything significant, it could be a very different story the same time next year.