South Korean mobile company Samsung will be using graphic processor chips made by AMD for its upcoming smartphone models.
Samsung announced the Exynos 2200 chip series, which is expected to be in the Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S22 lineup. The ‘hybrid graphics processor’ will be developed by AMD and use RDNA 2 architecture.
Notably, the Exynos 2200 platform is the industry’s first GPU hardware that has ray tracing capabilities. This allows for enhanced lighting and was only previously available only on desktop and laptop computers. Samsung mentioned that the Xclipse GPU will handle variable rate shading and comes with a governor system for improved efficiency.
The AMD Exynos GPU is expected to power ‘multiple planned generations’ of devices, and means a long-term partnership between AMD and Samsung. The chips are yet to be manufactured but consumers should be able to get a glimpse of the technology during the 2022 Mobile World Congress.