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Samsung could demonstrate custom AMD GPU in June 2021; launch unlikely to happen this year

Samsung and AMD could demo their new mobile GPU soon (image via Samsung)
Samsung and AMD could demo their new mobile GPU soon (image via Samsung)
A new leak from Ice Universe speculates that Samsung could demonstrate the power of its AMD Radeon mobile GPU in 2021. However, it will be launched at a later point alongside a new Exynos chip. We're probably looking at a 2022 launch alongside the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.

Although Samsung confirmed that it was working with AMD to develop a custom Radeon GPU for its Exynos chips, it neglected to mention just when we would get to see it in action. Some time ago, we reported that it could be launched in Q2 or Q3 of 2021. A new leak from Ice Universe gives us a better idea about its launch timeline.

The veteran leaker says that Samsung will demonstrate the AMD Radeon mobile GPU in June 2021. However, the event will serve as a demonstration of the GPU's capabilities and not a formal launch. It is slated to make its real-world debut much later, presumably alongside an upcoming Exynos-branded SoC.

Realistically speaking, it is unlikely that we'll see the mystery Radeon GPU in action before 2022, probably alongside the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Alleged benchmarks from earlier tell us that it can handily outperform the Apple A14 Bionic's GPU. However, the bar will have been raised significantly by the time the Radeon mobile GPU sees the light of day, so these modern-day metrics don't mean much.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2