The South Korean giant has already made headlines with its new Exynos 2100 mobile SoC that has quite rightfully challenged the Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, it lacks by small amount against the Adreno GPU inside it, so they’ve already started working with AMD a year earlier.
The new rumor that has kept flooding around everywhere is that this unknown Exynos chip with AMD Radeon graphics might be coming sooner than expected, as in, in 2021 itself. A recent report from ITHome does indeed prove that Samsung doesn’t want to be late in unveiling a flagship mobile SoC, which can be a great competitor to Apple and Qualcomm.
Samsung has already made good CPU improvement with Exynos 2100 compared with Snapdragon 888 or Apple A14 Bionic. However, it is leagues behind in GPU, which AMD, who is best known for making great integrated graphics, could indeed help them.
We already know how powerful AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture is and how competitive are they against NVIDIA, so the same graphics is set to feature on upcoming Exynos chips. ITHome has managed to get the initial on-screen GFXBench data for the new chip, and the early comparisons look great, honestly:
Exynos chipset with AMD RDNA 2 graphics
- Manhattan 3.1 – 181.8FPS.
- Aztek Normal — 138.25FPS
- Aztek High School – 58FPS
iPhone 12 Pro with A14 Bionic
- Manhattan 3.1 – 146.4FPS
- Aztek Normal – 79.8FPS
- Aztek High School – 30.5FPS
As you see in preliminary comparisons, the Exynos chipset is leagues ahead of the already powerful A14 Bionic. In Aztec Ruins high preset benchmark, the A14 Bionic only manages to score 79.8 FPS, whereas the Exynos chipset hits 138.25FPS.
In the Manhattan 3.1 benchmark, the Exynos chipset is far ahead of Apple, but as ITHome also points out, the main problem lies in power consumption, and Apple is very efficient.
Samsung has a lot of ambitions to target its biggest competitor Apple with AMD’s help, and it will be interesting to finally see what it can do with the next Exynos chipset, which is said to be announced in the first or second quarter of 2021.