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Samsung will have Radeon GPU tech in phones by 2021

AMD Radeon RDNA technology will power the next-next-gen smartphones from Samsung in 2021 and beyond

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 5, 2019 11:36 pm CDT - 1 min, 29 secs reading time

Samsung revealed during its recent quarterly earnings call that it will be using AMD Radeon RDNA technology inside of its new devices in around two years time. It was only back in June 2019 that AMD and Samsung announced a multi-year strategic partnership that would see RDNA architecture to power its next-gen mobile devices.

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AMD said in its own financial call that it has added $100 million to its revenue from Samsung in earnings statements, with Seeking Alpha reporting that an unknown Samsung rep talked about RDNA technology, saying: "we expect that the GPU technology will start being adopted in products that will be launched two years down the road roughly".

The move shows that AMD's mobile GPU technology should give Samsung the boost in mobile graphics performance that it needs, with the South Korean giant needing Radeon IP to give it the boost it needs to fight Qualcomm. Funny, that the Adreno GPU was born from ATI Technologies back in the day and acquired by Qualcomm -- and two years from now Samsung will use mobile RDNA tech from AMD in its devices.

AMD is working on higher-end versions of Navi under the RDNA architecture, and it seems right down to mobiles in its huge multi-year deal with Samsung. On the other hand we have Qualcomm continuously breaking its own boundaries, with the new Snapdragon 855+ kicking ass and taking names in the gaming smartphone market.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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