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AMD Radeon powered Samsung Galaxy devices expected in 2021

by Mark Tyson on 5 August 2019, 11:11

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Back in June this year HEXUS reported upon the newly announced strategic partnership between AMD and Samsung. The headline news was that Samsung would leverage AMD's RDNA graphics know-how in its upcoming processors for smartphones, tablets and more.

The deal involves licensing AMD graphics IP and will mean that there will be co-development of advanced graphics technologies and solutions with a particular focus on mobile. With the growth in popularity of gaming smartphones and other portables, the benefits of an AMD Radeon tie-in are quite obvious, on the face of it.

In its statements about the partnership Samsung was very enthusiastic, saying that "AMD will allow us to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow's mobile applications," perhaps even delivering "disruptive" change to the mobile market. In return, Samsung will be paying AMD royalties and license fees for the use of Radeon RDNA tech.

During a recent Q2 2019 earnings call from Samsung, it was pleasing to hear of an estimated date for seeing the first fruits of its new partnership with AMD. As NoteBookCheck reports, "the South Korean giant expects the first Samsung-AMD chips to come to market by 2021 at the earliest." This raises the possibility of seeing Galaxy devices with AMD graphics on show at the CES 2021, in about 18 months time, or the MWC 2021 a few weeks later.

Samsung doesn't currently have a dedicated range of gaming smartphones or tablets. Instead it pushes the gaming capabilities of its premium devices in the Galaxy S, and Note series - with particular attention paid to VR. By the time Samsung's partnership with AMD produces mobile devices with Radeon graphics, that strategy could change.



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I can not wait for this. I really do fancy a giggle. Judging by my Vega64, I'm guessing you'll have to attach the “EXTREME MOBILE GAMING BACKPACK” to the phone which pipes coolant around it and supplies the necessary battery life whilst also serving as a giant heatsink.

Basically, you're gonna look like a ghostbuster whilst gaming one the train.

I want in.
philehidiot
I can not wait for this. I really do fancy a giggle. Judging by my Vega64, I'm guessing you'll have to attach the “EXTREME MOBILE GAMING BACKPACK” to the phone which pipes coolant around it and supplies the necessary battery life whilst also serving as a giant heatsink.

Basically, you're gonna look like a ghostbuster whilst gaming one the train.

I want in.

I mean you don’t need this for the Vega loaded 3400G, 3200G, 200GE… and now Navi is out lol
This is good news since apparently different AMD divisions don't share funding the GPU department need to raise their own capital.

Also this co-development could mean more R&D in things like power efficiency which might translate to the discrete GPU side.
Luke7
I mean you don’t need this for the Vega loaded 3400G, 3200G, 200GE… and now Navi is out lol

I was being purposefully hyperbolic.

Because I want an excuse to have an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on my back.
philehidiot
I can not wait for this. I really do fancy a giggle. Judging by my Vega64, I'm guessing you'll have to attach the “EXTREME MOBILE GAMING BACKPACK” to the phone which pipes coolant around it and supplies the necessary battery life whilst also serving as a giant heatsink.

Basically, you're gonna look like a ghostbuster whilst gaming one the train.

I want in.


Vega is actually really efficient when its not overvolted or has clocks that surpass its ‘comfort zone’.
This is quite evident from 2500u, 2700u, 3500H and 3700H APU's for example.

Besides, the article says the following:
“Samsung will be paying AMD royalties and license fees for the use of Radeon RDNA tech.”

So, Vega won't be used, but instead, Navi will be.
It will be interesting to see how Navi does in the APU segment.
Given the overall improvements it exhibits over the original GCN, it should do well.

Personally, I'm ok with my Vega56 in my Acer Helios 500 laptop.
Its cool, efficient and really powerful (plus the laptop is quiet even when stressed).
Considering this ‘beast’ has 2700 CPU (full desktop chip - socketed one) inside, I think I'm happy.
Acer would do better to release an updated BIOS for the laptop so I can eventually put in Zen 2 or even Zen 3 inside… or maybe AMD will.