Samsung’s Next Flagship Exynos Mobile Processor Will Feature an AMD RDNA GPU

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Samsung has confirmed that its next flagship Exynos mobile processor will feature a GPU based on AMD’s RDNA graphics architecture. The news was shared during today’s Exynos 2100 event by President & GM of the System LSI Business division, Dr. Inyup Kang, who teased that the next Exynos SoC should be particularly impressive in the graphics department.

“We unveiled our most advanced mobile processor yet,” Kang said. “It’s going to create premium mobile computing experiences. And we won’t stop here. We are working together with AMD, and we’ll have a next-generation mobile GPU in the next flagship product. That’s our mission.”

AMD and Samsung confirmed that they had entered into a multi-year strategic partnership regarding mobile graphics IP back in the summer of 2019. Judging by today’s Exynos disclosure, it appears that the agreement has been working favorably for both companies.

“As we prepare for disruptive changes in technology and discover new opportunities, our partnership with AMD will allow us to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow’s mobile applications,” Kang said in a press release. “We look forward to working with AMD to accelerate innovations in mobile graphics technologies that will help take future mobile computing to the next level.”

“Adoption of our Radeon graphics technologies across the PC, game console, cloud and HPC markets has grown significantly and we are thrilled to now partner with industry leader Samsung to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market,” added AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “This strategic partnership will extend the reach of our high-performance Radeon graphics into the mobile market, significantly expanding the Radeon user base and development ecosystem.”

Those of you who haven’t seen Samsung’s Exynos 2100 unveil event can check it out below. Built on a 5-nanometer process, the Exynos 2100 is a premium 5G-integrated mobile processor that leverages a 2.9 GHz Arm Cortex-X1 CPU and Arm Mali-G78 GPU.

Samsung Exynos 2100 Specifications

Process5nmAI26 TOPS
Multi-coreOcta-coreCPU (Main)Arm Cortex-X1 (2.9GHz)
CPU (Sub)Arm Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55GPUArm Mali-G78
Connectivity5G (sub-6GHz/mmWave),
4G LTE (1024 QAM),
MemoryLPDDR5 (51.2GB/s)
StorageUFS 3.1, UFS 2.1Camera (Rear)200MP
Video (Encoding)4K UHD 120fpsVideo (Decoding)8K 60fps
Tsing Mui
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