Samsung will continue to use AMD’s Radeon GPU technology in future SoCs (System-on-a-Chip). It doesn’t necessarily mean we can expect more Samsung smartphones with AMD tech in the future.
The original agreement dates back to 2019. The first product to emerge from this deal was the Exynos 2200-SoC found in European models of the Galaxy S22. The chip used the same RDNA2 architecture in the PS5, Xbox Series S/X and Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs on desktops and laptops. Given their small size, this also immediately supported hardware raytracing, an arduous task for mobile devices.
Yet Samsung did not choose AMD’s GPU tech for this year’s S23. Finding customers for the new chips may prove to be a challenge, regardless. The demand for gaming phones is limited at the moment. Mobile gaming offerings tend to be designed to support weaker smartphones.
The Exynos chip with RDNA2 technology was also found in other Android products, wearables and vehicles. However, according to AnandTech, Samsung may not compete with AMD in the deal.
Half a month ago, we wrote that the existing Exynos chips had 18 zero-day vulnerabilities, which should have been patched by now.