Samsung Confirms Ray Tracing Support in Next-Gen Exynos SoC with AMD RDNA 2 GPU, Coming to Premium Galaxy Smartphones

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Samsung is currently developing a next-generation Exynos SoC for its premium Galaxy smartphones that leverages AMD’s RDNA 2 technology for what is expected to be an admirable boost in mobile graphics performance. According to a recent post shared by the company on China’s Weibo platform, Samsung’s new Exynos SoC with RDNA 2 GPU will include support for ray tracing, enabling more realistic lighting and reflection effects for games released on the Android platform. The new GPU is rumored to feature 384 Stream Processors.

A machine translation of Samsung’s post on Weibo:

Ray tracing technology is an advanced graphics display technology supported by desktop GPUs. By calculating the position of the light and the reflected area, the pixels in the position area are rendered one by one to produce a lifelike effect. This kind of technology is also about to be carried on the mobile terminal of smartphones through Samsung Exynos GPU, taking the experience of mobile games to a higher level.

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AMD and Samsung originally announced their partnership in low power but high performance graphics technologies back in the summer of 2019. No specific products were detailed at the time, but AMD confirmed that Samsung would be utilizing its graphics IP for smartphones and other mobile applications.

“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,” said Inyup Kang, president of Samsung Electronics’ S.LSI Business. “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,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “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.”

Source: Weibo

Tsing Mui
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