Samsung and AMD announce upcoming Exynos mobile chips will offer ray-tracing

Smartphone manufacturer Samsung and chip-maker AMD have been working on a GPU together since 2019, and today the pair is announcing a major update. During AMD’s Computex featured discussion, AMD said that the Exynos framework on-chip will include RDNA 2 designs innovation that conveys a remarkable update in execution to Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones. While AMD hasn’t uncovered a lot yet, this cutting-edge next-gen GPU will support ray tracing and variable rate shading.

Now, what exactly is ray tracing? Ray tracing is a rendering method that creates realistic lighting that bounces off of virtual objects. It’s somewhat hard to depict, yet it makes in-game lighting look undeniably more reasonable. 

It’s worth noting that Samsung smartphones equipped with Exynos chipsets are not usually sold in the USA but rather have a very large market in India. Samsung usually offers variants with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in the USA.

“The next place you’ll find RDNA 2 will be the high-performance mobile phone market,” said AMD CEO Lisa Su said on stage at Computex Taipei. She also stated that AMD has been a partner of Samsung for several years now to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market and that the pair will be bringing custom graphics IP to Samsung’s next flagship mobile SoC with ray tracing and variable rate shading capabilities.

In markets, particularly outside of North America, the Exynos 2100 chip is accessible in Samsung’s Galaxy S21 arrangement of cell phones. The chipset offers an ARM-designed Mali-G78, which the organization says conveys 40% better graphical execution over its archetype, the Exynos 990. With the all-new Exynos chip coming into the market next year, both Samsung and AMD are confident to change the performance of their Flagship devices tremendously.