Samsung is said to have entered into a partnership with AMD and Google to improve its Exynos chipsets. The first result should be published in 2025.
It’s a combination you probably wouldn’t expect. After all, AMD focuses mainly on CPU and GPU development for the desktop, while Google is laser-focused on its advertising industry. However, the software giant and Samsung are no strangers to each other. Google’s Tensor chipsets of the Pixel line are being developed in collaboration with Samsung Semiconductor. As for the new collaboration, it would not be about Tensor chips, but rather high-end chipsets that ‘Samsung wants to use for its future high-end phones’.
Exynos met Radeon-graphics
Rumor spreader OreXDA reports on Twitter that the new Exynos chips can be used in Galaxy S devices from around 2025. The message also states that the parties are working together on “the most powerful processor in a Galaxy Phone”. AMD’s Radeon division is said to be responsible for the graphics processing power of the chipset. It is unknown which graphics architecture AMD uses for the Arm-based chipset. It is the first time for AMD to deploy its technology in a mobile chipset.
The chipset that will appear in 2025 is expected to contain ten computing cores. Two of them are of the Cortex X variety and offer the most computing power, at the highest power consumption. Samsung also wants to provide the chipset with four economical performance cores and finally four efficient cores that are used for lighter tasks. With at least three years left until launch, it’s best to take that with a grain of salt. In that time frame, Samsung still has enough room to adjust the chip design.
AMD’s share in the new Exynos chipsets is clear to us. However, what Google exactly contributes is not particularly clear. Of course, Google is working with Samsung on the Tensor chips, but that concerns in-house technology for AI tasks. We think it unlikely that Google will share this technology with Samsung. However, Google could help the Koreans improve the AI performance of hub Exynos processors.