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Samsung to unveil RDNA 2-powered GPU + ray tracing support in July

Samsung's next-gen Exynos SoC will pack AMD RDNA 2 graphics, including ray tracing and variable rate refresh support in July 2021.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Jun 20 2021 8:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Jul 19 2021 4:36 AM CDT

AMD will have its RDNA 2 graphics architecture inside of Samsung's next-gen Exynos SoC, which is said to be revealed next month.

Samsung to unveil RDNA 2-powered GPU + ray tracing support in July 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Samsung Exynos processor with RDNA 2 inside was meant to be unveiled this month but has been delayed according to leaker Ice Universe on Twitter. Samsung's next-gen Exynos processor will be offering ray tracing support as well as variable rate shading (VRS).

Samsung isn't so great on the CPU side of things, which is why the South Korean giant has reportedly been hiring architecture engineers from both Apple and AMD -- but with AMD providing its RDNA 2 GPU architecture to Samsung for the GPU side of its next-gen Exynos, this is going to be interesting.

This is going to be yet another pivotal release for AMD more so than Samsung, as it will be AMD's technology that drives Samsung's new marketing push for GPU power inside of its next-gen Exynos chip and whatever new device (smartphone, foldable, tablet) that Samsung inevitably unveils.

AMD has its RDNA 2 architecture inside of the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs on the PC, Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X/S consoles, Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 console, and other devices. But the move into mobile is going to be big as it'll put AMD and its RDNA 2 architecture into the mobile spotlight -- right into the iron sights of Apple.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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