Samsung’s custom, next-generation mobile GPU leveraging AMD Radeon graphics technology will reportedly surface this summer. The rumor comes from popular leaker Ice Universe, who tweeted that the initial fruits of Samsung and AMD’s mobile graphics collaboration will be released sometime in June. Samsung will purportedly be keeping the processor portion of its next flagship Exynos SoC under wraps for a bit longer, however.
“Samsung is tentatively scheduled to release Samsung × AMD GPU in June to showcase new technologies and specifications, but only to release GPU, the processor needs to wait,” Ice universe tweeted. “SAMDSUNG GPU.”
AMD and Samsung announced that they had entered into a multi-year strategic partnership in “ultra low power, high performance mobile graphics IP based on AMD Radeon graphics technologies” back in 2019. The collaboration confirmed that the Korean giant would be licensing red team’s IP into its future SoCs for Galaxy smartphones and other mobile devices.
“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,” said AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su at the time of the announcement. “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.”
During last month’s Exynos 2100 event, Samsung’s Dr. Inyup Kang (President & GM of the System LSI Business division) reaffirmed that the company was working on a Radeon-powered mobile GPU that would be going into its next flagship product. Kang didn’t have any specifications to share at the time, but he did tease that it would be coupled with its most advanced mobile processor yet.
SAMDSUNG GPU🤣— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 23, 2021