Back in 2019, Samsung and AMD announced a partnership resulting in AMD helping Samsung make their own GPU for the Exynos processors. It was initially speculated that the partnership would result in AMD’s first mobile GPU in collaboration with Samsung to release in 2022.
According to a report from XDA developers, Samsung reiterated that its partnership would indeed produce an AMD GPU in the next Exynos chip. Dr. Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI Division at Samsung, confirmed the ambitious plans while talking about the Exynos 2100 chip.
Samsung has reportedly been designing its own GPU for quite some time now, but the progress speed is too slow for Samsung. At the time of initial reports for the partnership between both giants, it was speculated that AMD would license its IP to Samsung while the two would collaborate to produce the mobile GPU. Samsung is yet to release the details about the future of Exynos processors and AMD GPUs.
The Exynos processors are considered to be inferior to their Snapdragon counterparts. Many tests between the same smartphones manufactured by Samsung has resulted in the discrepancy in performance. The Exynos 2100 is reported to be faster than the Snapdragon 888, but it is too early to tell whether Samsung would be able to keep its promise with its upcoming flagship processor.
If Samsung keeps to its timetable and comes up with an AMD GPU for its next lineup of flagship processors, these could be used in the S22 lineup. The mutually beneficial venture has not done much for both companies as of yet, but the upcoming Exynos chip with AMD GPU could be the game-changer in this regard.