In an article intended to discuss the components of a chipset, Samsung confirmed that it will maintain a partnership with AMD for the development of GPUs for the Exynos family. The novelty gives a new direction to the giant’s proprietary processors, whose future was uncertain after the announcement of a contract to expand the use of Snapdragon chips with Qualcomm.
In its news center, Samsung has started a series of articles that will deal with the main components of a chipset, in a joint work with the team behind the Exynos family. In the first text, published this Thursday (25), the company detailed the operation and importance of the GPU, highlighting the Xclipse 920, the most recent solution developed together with AMD.
In addition to discussing the RDNA 2 microarchitecture and the innovations provided by its use, with a focus on Ray Tracing, interesting data regarding the future of the Exynos line were cited — Samsung and AMD will continue to work together on the development of the platform’s graphics chip, as emphasized the vice president of the GPU department of the Exynos division, Sungboem Park.
“We plan to continue to implement other features of the RDNA series by working closely with AMD going forward,” explains the executive. “Generally, [soluções] mobile tend to be about 5 years behind consoles when it comes to graphics technologies, and despite that, we were able to quickly incorporate the latest console technologies into the mobile Exynos 2200 processor through our collaboration with AMD.”
Sungboem Park does not make it clear whether we would see a new fruit of this joint work next year, but this information sets a curious scenario in light of the recent announcement that the Galaxy S23 series, the brand’s next traditional flagships, will be exclusively powered by Snapdragon chips throughout. the world. This also gives new impetus to rumors that the company should take advantage of this period to restart work with the Exynos family.
Xclipse 920 debuted ray tracing on mobile phones
Just before the announcement of the Galaxy S22 line, Samsung revealed the Exynos 2200, whose biggest highlight was the Xclipse 920 GPU — a mix of the Exynos “X” with eclipse, symbolizing the manufacturer’s ambitions. Based on the RDNA 2 microarchitecture, the same present in the PS5, Xbox Series XS and Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, the novelty promised to deliver high performance and unprecedented features on smartphones, including Ray Tracing and Variable Rate Shading (VRS).
Despite the promises, the platform, available only in Europe, did not meet expectations, delivering performance below the Adreno 730 present in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In addition, the already known problems of the Exynos family were present, including the lack of optimization in games. and, in this specific case, the absence of titles that took advantage of the exclusive technologies of the Xclipse 920.
Source: Tom’s Hardware