AMD and Samsung: alliance to improve gaming on Android

AMD Samsung GPU Exynos, Android

Android already have a relative importance in the video game world. There are several projects for portable consoles based on this platform, and also gaming mobiles as you surely know. But with projects like AMD and Samsung it is possible that it will continue to gain prominence in the entertainment sector.

And it is that both companies have teamed up to work on a new GPU developed jointly to carry Radeon graphics to mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). These new GPUs will be implemented as part of Samsung's high-end Exynos SoC. That way they can get rid of the current ARM Mali, which do not give the expected results when compared to the powerful Adreno.

In fact, part of the success of the Qualcomm Adreno It is due to AMD itself (ATI), since they sold their division of mobile graphics processors (ATI Imageon) and it fell into the hands of Qualcomm in 2009, when they renamed them Adreno. Now, with this new AMD / Samsung alliance, the Exynos will be able to compete with the more powerful Snapdragon in terms of graphics performance.

Returning to the subject of GPU for Exynos, to say that it is based on the RDNA architecture that now powers the AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series. And based on early performance tests (in the absence of final specs), they seem to outperform the most powerful Adreno model out there today (Adreno 650).

According to the benchmarks of the benchmarks, the Adreno achieves 123 FPS on GFXBench's Manhattan 3.1 test, 53 FPS on Aztec Normal, and 20 FPS on Aztec High. But the AMD / Samsung GPU achieves 181 FPS, 138 FPS and 58 FPS respectively. Quite promising values ​​for this future collaboration and the graphics on Android.

And if all goes according to plan, the new GPU could be in the Exynos of 2021. They could already be seen in the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S30. In those models, the graphics performance will not be a problem even without the Qualcomm chip inside ...


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