A match made in mobile heaven

AMD and Samsung Electronics extend their licensing partnership.

Karen Moltenbrey

In 2019, AMD and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. formed a multi-year strategic partnership whereby the major phone supplier would license the highly-scalable AMD RDNA graphics architecture to Samsung, which would integrate custom AMD Radeon graphics IP into future SoCs for mobile devices including smartphones. This gave rise to co-development of the Samsung Xclipse, a mobile GPU that uses AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU IP—which includes AMD’s intersecting ray-tracing processors. This made the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC the first mobile processor with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable-rate shading features to deliver gameplay on mobile devices akin to what’s achieved on consoles. AMD

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