Samsung and AMD Extend IP Licensing Agreement to Bring Radeon Graphics to Future Exynos SoCs: “Console-Level Graphics Quality for Mobile Devices”

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Nobody should be surprised if they see another flagship Samsung smartphone with AMD Radeon graphics. According to a press release that Samsung Electronics shared today, Samsung has signed a multi-year agreement extension with AMD to bring “multiple generations” of high-performance, ultra-low-power AMD Radeon graphics solutions to future Exynos SoCs, and not only that, they will apparently be powerful enough to produce “console-level” graphics quality. The Exynos 2200 Processor, which Samsung unveiled in January 2022, features an Xclipse GPU with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, powered by AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture.

“Together with AMD, Samsung has been revolutionizing mobile graphics, including our recent collaboration that brought ray tracing capability to mobile processors for the first time in the industry,” said Seogjun Lee, executive vice president of Application Processor (AP) Development at Samsung Electronics. “Drawing on our technological know-how in designing ultra-low-power solutions, we will continue to drive ongoing innovation in the mobile graphics space.”

“We are excited Samsung selected multiple generations of our leadership high-performance Radeon graphics to advance the next generation of Samsung Exynos solutions,” said David Wang, senior vice president of the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “The extension of our work with Samsung is a testament to our strong technology partnership and commitment to bring the best experiences possible to mobile users.”

From a Samsung Electronics press release:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and AMD today announced they have signed a multi-year agreement extension to bring multiple generations of high-performance, ultra-low-power AMD Radeon graphics solutions to an expanded portfolio of Samsung Exynos SoCs. Through the licensing extension, Samsung will bring console-level graphics quality and optimized power consumption to more mobile devices, offering an incredibly immersive and long-lasting gaming experience.

Samsung and AMD first announced their partnership to license AMD RDNA graphics architecture in 2019, leading to the co-development of Samsung Xclipse, a mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture in 2022. Xclipse was the industry’s first mobile GPU with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading features for console-like gameplay on mobile devices.

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