Samsung will integrate AMD Radeon graphics into its smartphones
AMD and Samsung have initiated a new collaboration on ultra-low-power, high-performance graphics technologies for mobile devices.
With this agreement, AMD will license its intellectual property patents on custom graphics based on the upcoming RDNA architecture to Samsung for use in its chips for mobile devices, including smartphones and other products. Naturally, Samsung will pay AMD for the use of these licenses and also the associated royalties.
In this way, it is more than likely that in the coming years we will see Exynos SoCs for Samsung smartphones with graphics part based on AMD Radeon technologies. In fact, these types of movements are not new and we can already see them in devices such as consoles, with the main models from Sony and Microsoft, both current and next generation, based on custom graphics from AMD.
This would mean the AMD’s entry into the competitive smartphone market, a market where companies like Intel or NVIDIA have made moves (without much success) in the form of SoCs for smartphones. There is no doubt that an alliance like this, with the main manufacturer of smartphones in the market, is a bet on a fairly secure basis.