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It’s official! Flagship Exynos chip with AMD RDNA2 GPU is coming later this year

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Last updated: June 1st, 2021 at 04:59 UTC+02:00

Samsung had unveiled earlier this year that it will bring AMD graphics to its flagship Exynos processors. However, the company had not revealed any time frame or details regarding the launch of its next flagship Exynos chipset. Now, AMD has confirmed some of those details during its Computex 2021 keynote event.

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su made it official during the company’s Computex 2021 launch event today that the next flagship Exynos processor will include RDNA2 graphics. The brand-new GPU, which is coming to mobile devices for the first time, will include advanced features like ray tracing and variable rate shading to offer higher fidelity graphics and improved power efficiency. RDNA2 is AMD’s latest graphics architecture, and GPUs based on the technology are used in AMD’s 6000 series graphics cards, PS5, and the Xbox Series X|S.

Dr. Lisa Su said, “AMD has partnered with industry leader Samsung for several years to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market, and we are happy to announce that we will bring custom graphics IP (Intellectual Property) to Samsung’s next flagship mobile SoC (System on Chip) with ray tracing and variable rate shading capabilities.” It was announced that Samsung will reveal more details about the upcoming processor later this year.

Samsung’s Exynos processors have often been criticized for relatively weaker GPU and performance throttling. With AMD’s latest graphics coming in, we are expecting a significant bump up in gaming and general graphics performance in the next flagship Exynos processor. It is being rumored that the Exynos 2200 will be the first Samsung chip to feature the AMD GPU and that it will be used in both smartphones and laptops.

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