Ever since officially confirming their partnership during Computex 2021 earlier this month, both Samsung and AMD have yet to showcase the performance of their upcoming RDNA 2-equipped Exynos processor. However, details of the chip’s early testing may have leaked online, thanks to insider information posted on popular South Korean forum Clien.
According to the post, the AMD RDNA 2 GPU is showing up to 30% faster performance than the current Mali-G78 featured on the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s Exynos 2100 chipset. This would also make it faster than the upcoming Mali-G710 GPU that ARM unveiled in late May this year, which is promised to offer a 20% performance increase over the same current-gen mobile GPU.
However, the leak also noted that both companies are still trying to resolve some hiccups that are occurring on the new chip. It is said that the AMD-developed GPU has a throttling issue and would struggle to maintain its clock speed for long. A 20% decrease in performance was recorded during the second test for the chip, alleged the insider. Whereas, a third attempt saw it dipping even further to 30%.
Meanwhile, a separate leak by Ice Universe suggests that both companies may be planning to debut the new RDNA 2-equipped Exynos processor sometime in July 2021. This would certainly spell trouble for Samsung and AMD if the GPU’s issues persist, especially with its rumoured launch date closing in soon. That being said, do keep in mind that neither information is official, so there’s still a possibility that both leaks are inaccurate.