Samsung Exynos + AMD Radeon partnership to take Radeon graphics to a cell SoC, two years within the making, is finally going to be fruitful. Although, a preferred cell leaker Ice Universe claims that the product’s launch has been pushed again to July, based on many rumors it’s greater than able to taking over present and upcoming Mali GPUs.
The planning of a Samsung SoC with graphics was a lot rumored because the preliminary reveal in 2019, however it’s again within the limelight after AMD CEO, Lisa Su introduced it up throughout her Computex 2021 keynote.
In accordance with Ice Universe, the Samsung Exynos + AMD Radeon collaboration was about to launch this month, however it’s been delayed to the subsequent month. Effectively, the samples are already within the hand of companions and the testing section. If posts on Korean discussion board Clien are actual, the SoC is depicting robust outcomes in opposition to opponents after having overwhelmed Apple’s A14 Bionic earlier this yr.
The Clien thread’s OP claims that, at peak efficiency, the cell RDNA2 GPU might intently beat out Arm’s next-generation Mali GPU. Furthermore, after preliminary rounds of testing, it noticed harsher throttling than anticipated, lowering about 20% efficiency after the primary check after which 30% after the second — however even when throttled this badly, the mRDNA2 GPU was allegedly nonetheless in a position to beat out the present top-end Mali GPU –presumably, the Mali-G78 revealed in 2020.
The discussion board posts additionally recommend that outcomes are fairly good, so Samsung is abandoning their GPU improvement efforts and that Google appears within the collaboration and will have signed up as a shopper.
Whereas these early outcomes are important, a decline in efficiency by 30% after simply two check runs isn’t one thing good, particularly as GPU-demanding hundreds reminiscent of video games require sustained efficiency as an alternative of transient hundreds like many benchmarks. This, sadly, is outwardly a product of the SoC’s manufacturing course of greater than the chip’s personal design, as the earlier testing by Anandtech has highlighted to Samsung’s 5 nm node nonetheless solely enjoying catch-up to TSMC’s 7 nm merchandise in relation to effectivity.
Know that the Exynos-Radeon partnership has additionally been hinted to be coming to laptop computer platforms instead of Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 3, which have to be offering far more headroom in thermals and energy administration. So the chip pit would come in opposition to the 8cx’s Adreno graphics. Nevertheless, the main points are nonetheless to be revealed by Qualcomm.