Samsung Exynos 9925, will it be the first SoC with AMD GPU?

By | October 18, 2020 | 7 views
Samsung Exynos 9925

It may seem a bit early to talk about the future SoC Samsung Exynos 9925, and the same can be said of the Exynos 9855. And, if we review the communications of the Korean technology, there is no reference to them and, what is more It will surely take a while for them to be “seen” and even officially announced. However, it is interesting to start talking about them, since from the hand of the 9925 can come an important leap for the Samsung chip platform.

But, let us start at the beginning. The first reference to the Exynos 9925 is found in a tweet by Ice Universe, a popular leaker who, after reviewing the latest Samsung integrateds, states the following: “Now, Samsung is developing Exynos9855 and Exynos9925, the latter may be a processor with AMD GPU”. A move that, if confirmed, would make Samsung’s chips even more interesting in their battle against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.

It is no surprise that Samgung has been striving for some time to improve the performance of its Exynos, especially after the current generation fiasco, and the results of this work can be found in a recent benchmark. The generation of 2021 could be the tie in terms of performance and benefits (especially if Samsung manages to solve its problems with Cortex-X1), and have a coup prepared in 2022 with the Exynos 9925.

And yes, the key point of such a coup would be to dispense with Mali GPUs, so that their place is taken by graphics processors designed by AMD, in response to SoCs that have NVIDIA technology through Tegra. The rumor of an Exynos with ATI Radeon GPU is not new, we actually talked to you about it a few months ago, and at that time there was a possibility that the jump from Mali to Radeon would come for the Galaxy S21. However, and except for last minute surprises, at the moment everything indicates that we will not see this change until 2022 by the hand of the Exynos 9925.

What is becoming more and more evident is that this change is going to take place, Mali has already given everything it could (and we could say the same about Adreno) in the high-end range, where at the moment Tegra seems to be the one who has more to say. However, and after the collaboration agreement signed between AMD and Samsung, with the possibility of a Radeon GPU in the high-end SoCs, 2022 may be a most interesting year for the graphics section of smartphones and tablets . And surely we will not know about the Samsung Exynos 9925 until the second half of 2021, but I already want to start knowing more.

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