Computex 2021 | Next-gen Exynos chip, confirmed to feature AMD RDNA 2 with ray tracing and variable shading
Exynos mobile processors with AMD graphics could spell trouble for Qualcomm in the high-end area of the market, but competition is always great for the end-users. However, it might take some time for the first benchmarks to leak online, but one thing is finally certain: Lisa Su has just confirmed that the next-gen Exynos SoC will use a custom AMD RDNA 2 solution.
While an AMD Ryzen Embedded APU and an AMD RDNA 2-based GPU are being used by the Tesla Model S and Model X, another RDNA 2-based solution is going to Samsung. According to Lisa Su's Computex 2021 keynote speech, "AMD is partnering with Samsung on its next generation Exynos SoC, which will feature custom AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics IP that brings raytracing and variable rate shading capabilities to flagship mobile devices."
Unfortunately, there are no technical details to talk about at this stage, but Dr. Su said that Samsung will reveal more information about the upcoming 5G chipset later this year, so it wouldn't be surprising to see a successor of the Exynos 2100 showing up before 2022 kicks in.
In addition to the now confirmed next-gen Exynos mobile chip with AMD RDNA 2-based graphics hardware inside, there are also rumors concerning Exynos 2200-powered laptops with AMD graphics that might hit the market before the end of 2021, but this should be treated as a rumor and nothing more for now.