Feels Like Royalty
AMD’s new RDNA architecture has caught a few eyes, including Samsung who have announced a partnership with AMD to produce upcoming devices. Your next Samsung phone may well be powered by an ultra low power version of a RDNA based GPU, as Samsung has enough faith in its scalability to pay AMD royalties to use their new GPU. This frees them from having to develop their own or rely on Mali or PowerVR, which will also make them fairly unique in the current crowded market.
On the other hand, Samsung has been hard at work for years on their own in house GPU, so perhaps this agreement allows Samsung to merge some of AMD’s innovations into their own designs. For now, we don’t know but expect to hear more about this as Samsung readies themselves to release their next generation of mobile devices.
As we prepare for disruptive changes in technology and discover new opportunities, our partnership with AMD will allow us to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow’s mobile applications," said Inyup Kang, president of Samsung Electronics’ S.LSI Business. "We look forward to working with AMD to accelerate innovations in mobile graphics technologies that will help take future mobile computing to the next level.