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Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU coming in 2022, Snapdragon will continue to reign

When the AMD GPU arrives on Samsung's Exynos chipsets, it will have to face off against Snapdragon's next-generation Adreno7 GPU.

  • Updated: August 29, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Last year, several reports emerged that Samsung has partnered with AMD to develop a powerful GPU for its high-end Exynos processors. The future flagship chipset of Samsung is likely to be the Exynos 1000. This chipset was supposed to premiere the first GPU developed by AMD-Samsung partnership. However, now it seems that we will have to wait a long time to see the results of this alliance. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A12 might launch soon: Check expected specifications

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The information comes from a leak by informant Ice Universe, who has a high-credibility for his leaks on Samsung devices. Through his Twitter account, the leakster says that the Exynos 1000 SoC is likely to lag behind Qualcomm’s high-end option. The Snapdragon 875 chipset could launch later this year and will impose itself on the Samsung equivalent. This will be for both the CPU and GPU sections. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 to get its own separate event called Galaxy Unpacked Part 2

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This is because the GPU developed in collaboration with AMD will not arrive in 2021. In fact, he revealed that the first Samsung chipset to use this new GPU would arrive by the year 2022. For the Exynos 1000 chipset, Samsung will continue to make use of Mali GPUs. More specifically it will be the Mali-G78 chip. However, not everything around this revelation is bad news. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition with Exynos 990 SoC spotted on Geekbench

Although the Exynos 1000 (S5E9840) will not be as powerful as the Snapdragon 875 SoC, the disparity will be lesser. The performance gaps between these will not be as great as those of the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865. In addition, Samsung has managed to improve the energy efficiency – one of the big problems of the current gen chipset. Therefore, in day-to-day performance, the experience should be similar.

Ice Universe notes that by 2022, the AMD GPU on Exynos chipsets will face off against Snapdragon’s next-generation Adreno 7 GPU. This GPU is likely to receive a significant increase in power. So the leaker is not quite sure which one will win.

  • Published Date: August 29, 2020 11:51 AM IST
  • Updated Date: August 29, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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