Post updated June 4th, 2019 at 08:10 am
AMD and Samsung have announced a new deal that will see both brands working together in the mobile space. Said to be a “multi-year strategic partnership”, AMD will be providing Samsung with its Radeon graphics technology for future mobile devices including Galaxy smartphones.
Specifically, AMD will license out its newly announced and “highly-scalable” RDNA graphics architecture to Samsung for use in its mobile devices. In return, Samsung will pay AMD the appropriate licensing fees and royalties for it.
As a recap, AMD announced its new RDNA graphics architecture at its keynote at Computex 2019 last week. It essentially revolves around the semiconductor maker’s new Navi GPU architecture, which in turn is based on the new 7nm fabrication. That is also used in AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen CPU series.
Samsung also isn’t AMD’s first client to make use of its technology for gaming. To date, AMD’s GPU and CPU technology powers the current generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Additionally, Google’s Stadia cloud-based gaming platform is reported to be powered by AMD’s graphics technology.
Sadly, there’s no details or specifics as to how AMD’s graphics technology will be applied to Samsung’s devices. Saved for the fact that it is expected to be an “ultra low power, high-performance mobile graphics IP” for future mobile SoCs from Samsung.