AMD formalizes its GPU for smartphones and the arrival of ray tracing on Samsung Galaxy

Great hardware mass, the Computex allowed to learn a lot of interesting information. In particular on the side of AMD which revealed that the future Exynos SoC from Samsung would embed a GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture. Consequently, the manufacturer’s future flagships will be able to benefit from ray tracing or even VRS.

AMD and Samsung will collaborate

We have known since 2019 that Samsung and AMD were going to join forces. The goal is to eventually integrate a new generation GPU in future smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took advantage of Computex 2021 to unveil some notable new information on the subject. Good news, the famous Exynos chip embellished with an AMD graphics chip will soon be a reality on “Flagship mobile devices” from Samsung.

The manager thus confirmed that she would embed a GPU based on the RDNA2 architecture. This will allow users in particular to take advantage of the beauty of ray tracing which sublimates the effects of shadow and light, offering very realistic reflections. We find ray tracing in particular on the PS5, Xbox Series and PCs.

Read also >> AMD: here is finally what ray tracing looks like on the Radeon RX 6000

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The GPU will also give the possibility to activate Variable Rate Shading. A feature allowing to save GPU resources. Concretely, this involves rendering with less precision for areas of the image that do not need native definition shading.

Still according to Dr. Su, Samsung should tell us more about its 5G SoC by the end of the year. The new Exynos could thus be presented on this occasion. Before being integrated into future Galaxy S smartphones expected for next year. As some rumors claim, the Exynos 2200 SoC equipped with an AMD GPU could however first invite itself into the bowels of laptops.

Anyway, we obviously cannot yet say with certainty that AMD’s GPU will significantly improve the graphics part of the future Exynos processor. Lagging behind in this segment, Samsung is in any case relying heavily on partnership to improve the graphics performance of its next SoC.

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