Today during the Exynos 2100 launch event, Samsung's Dr. Inyup Kang, VP and GM of the System LSI division, confirmed that their partnership with AMD on integrating a next-generation RDNA based GPU will be coming to fruition with the next generation flagship Exynos design.

The two companies had originally announced in June of 2019 that Samsung would be licensing and integrating AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture in an extensive collaborative agreement. We had written extensively about the deal and our views on it, and had originally projected a 2022 release date for the first silicon.

Today’s confirmation from Samsung looks to be confirmation that the design-in has been successful, and the next flagship SoC following the Exynos 2100 will be featuring the new GPU. A safe bet for the timing of such a design would be end of 2021 with devices likely in the first few months of 2022 – targeting the Galaxy S22 generation of phones.

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  • Yemi - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    Thank you for the reality check
  • Tams80 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - link

    Apple are limited in how far they can expand as long as they require customers to remain in the Apple ecosystem. It doesn't matter how much more powerful their silicon is (unless it's far, far, far in exceed of everything else, which it is not).
  • Pessimism - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    I look forward to seeing how Samsung cripples the GPU implementation so that only a crusty binary blob for a single version of Android can run it and none of the open source Linux drivers work.
  • lmcd - Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - link

    I think this'll be the other way. I think this'll be one of the first chips to be quickly mainlined. I'm ecstatic. I hope this chip becomes available for other manufacturers. I can't wait for all the hard work that's gone into software on the PinePhone to turn around and land on a 10x faster phone. This is the biggest CES news release for me, personally.
  • Appleispoop - Monday, January 25, 2021 - link

    Finally, qualcomm will get competition

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