AMD is licensing its graphics technologies to Samsung for use in its future mobile chips. Samsung will spend AMD for access to its newly announced RDNA graphics architecture, and is anticipated to construct it into its personal ARM-primarily based Exynos processors. RDNA will also energy AMD’s upcoming Navi desktop GPUs.
The deal offers AMD’s graphics tech but an additional platform to get in touch with residence. When most men and women consider of Radeon graphics they consider of desktop or laptop graphics cards, but the technologies is also made use of in games consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and will also be made use of in Google’s upcoming cloud gaming service Stadia. Perhaps most surprisingly, AMD’s graphics technologies can also be identified in particular CPUs created by its rival Intel.
AMD’s RDNA architecture is probably to replace the ARM-desiged Mali GPUs that Samsung at present utilizes in its Exynos chips, which means the technologies could not come to just about every nation that Samsung sells its phones in. The South Korean manufacturer tends to release phones with distinctive chipsets in distinctive nations. Most of the planet gets access to handsets with its Exynos chips, but in the US, Canada, China, Japan, and Latin America its phones use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, total with Adreno-branded GPUs. Interestingly, this graphics technologies made use of to be owned by AMD, ahead of it sold its handset division to Qualcomm in 2009.