AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su stated during a keynote at the virtual Computex 2021 conference that the next Samsung Exynos processor will be made in partnership between the two companies. In the press release, it says that the processor will have AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics IP with ray tracing and variable rate shading.
Variable rate shading is a feature that increases rendering performance and quality by varying the shading rate for different regions of the frame. Ray tracing is a rendering technique for 3D games.
Dr. Lisa Su also announced that further details should be expected from Samsung later this year, so we can expect the next generation Exynos processor to be released in the second half of 2021 but will be used in the Galaxy S22 series. I recently made a video on the Exynos 2200 chip which will also rival Apple’s M1, as there are plans for the chip to be used on laptops.
Samsung wanted to upgrade from its current Arm Mali GPU, which lacks performance in comparison to competitor Qualcomm’s GPUs. But now it looks like we have a beast coming.