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Rumor: Samsung could switch to a PowerVR GPU for the Exynos 9810 SoC

The 10nm-based Exynos 8895 chipset was unveiled two days ago. The new chipset is expected to debut with the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. However, that’s not the only high-end SoC Samsung has been developing. The South Korean electronics component giant is also working on the Exynos 9810 processor, and details regarding its existence were revealed earlier this week. Of late, Samsung has been using ARM’s Mali GPUs inside its high-end Exynos chipsets, but that could change next year.

If a recent rumor is to be believed, Samsung could switch from ARM’s Mali GPUs to PowerVR GPUs from Imagination Technologies, at least for the upcoming Exynos 9810. The last time Samsung used a PowerVR GPU inside an Exynos chipset was in 2013 (Galaxy S4 powered by the Exynos 5410). Apple is one of the largest customers for Imagination Technologies. The iPad Pro uses the PowerVR GT7800 GPU with 360 GFLOPS, which is in the same range of graphical grunt as of the Exynos 8895’s Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.

It was rumored that Samsung was planning to develop its own GPUs for smartphones and tablets, and the company was in talks with both AMD and Nvidia for GPU-related technologies. However, its attempt is said to have hit a roadblock due to some patent-related issues.

Also Read Specs comparison: Samsung Exynos 8895 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

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ahmadlala
ahmadlala

If samsung would make s8 mini has 5 inches with exynos beside powervr and 2k display i would buy it even it costs 1000$ just if they put the last exynos with the last power vr gpu and let’s play mc6 just like apple users no lag at all !!

ahmadlala
ahmadlala

I know my friends using chainfire 3d and similar tools to reduce texture and graphics effects to play some new games on their like new flagships. But my power vr still acts like a beast despite i have these rools but bever used it on s4 😉

ahmadlala
ahmadlala

I respect your opinions despite i have a completely different one. I have now galaxy alpha exynos 4.4.4 with best ser rom and exynos s4 ser 4.3 rom .. galaxy alpha id best for everything but gaming works mych smoothly on s4 even the newest ones.. mc4 online much smoothly on s4 since it lags on alpha. Nova 3 premium edition too !!.. bullet force runs on max graphics on s4 better than s7,s6,note 4 althought it’s a new game .. i don’t know what id the secret with my s4 may be there is a gaic inside it :)))))

ahmadlala
ahmadlala

No bro . I don’t agree with you. I have my 9500 has stock rom and it’s working perfect since 3 years !!! Games are perfect . I agree 100% the phone overheats on gaming but guess what all high graphics games spexially gameloft ones never have anykind of lag.. and that’s what i ever wanted which is heating and no performance issues .. now many flagships heat and lag

HomerS66
HomerS66

The PowerVR was a mess and nightmare inside the S4 which got hot very quickly and throttled fast. That’s likely why Samsung switched right back to Mali soon after.

Not saying PowerVR is bad but it didnt work well together with Samsungs cpu, atleast in the first try maybe this time around it will be better.

ahmadlala
ahmadlala

Can you remeber when samsung launched the galaxy s4 i9500 with powervr and exynos.. add to that the perfect 4.3 android os which all made the galaxy s4 the perfect phone for gaming and all other things .. yes powervr is the best gpu ever for everything.. not adreno nor crappy mali !!.. i think s8 despite i am dissapointed from now i think it would be a beast in gaming and we will see

TheSparda
TheSparda

Samsung didn’t optimize the power VR on the S4. It overheated a lot. I used to have the exynos version of s4, and it was not a pleasant experience when I game on it. Power VR gpus work the best with apple A-series processors like a charm though.