Samsung is working with AMD on a new Exynos chipset with RDNA 2 graphics. Earlier this month, the benchmark of this upcoming processor was spotted on 3D Mark, and the SoC was seen crushing Apple’s iPhone 12 in both CPU and GPU performance.
Fast forward to today, Tron, a popular leaker, spotted that the upcoming Exynos processor also wins against the upcoming flagship Qualcomm processor, which would be called Snapdragon 999 or 995. The RDNA 2 graphics will beat the Adreno 730 in high-performance mode, which could be game-changing for Samsung.
The Future Exynos RDNA2 Vs Snapdragon Showdown
For those who aren’t familiar with mobile computing, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon lineup has always remained ahead of Samsung’s Exynos processors due to the following reasons:
1. Better graphics performance thanks to Qualcomm’s in-house Adreno Graphics
2. Better performance thanks to the tweaked ARM Cortex cores
3. Better Image Signal Processing for better post image processing
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The recent improvements that Samsung brought to the Exynos lineup with the Exynos 2100 were great. When testing the SoC with its Snapdragon counterpart on the same device, i.e., the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the CPU performance was almost the same on both. What the Exynos 2100 lacked is a better GPU as it uses ARM’s Mali GPU compared to the Adreno on the Snapdragon 888, which is faster.
Qualcomm currently dominates the flagship SoC market due to its better-performing SoCs, leading to the firm establishing a monopoly and increasing the prices of the chips each year. However, this might finally change with the upcoming Exynos processor with the RDNA 2 graphics.
According to the Tweet, the Snapdragon 888’s successor will also be an octa-core SoC with 1 prime core, 3 high-performance cores, 2 low-performance cores, and 2 power-efficient cores. The RDNA 2 graphics on Exynos will surpass the Adreno 730 in performance in high-performance mode.
Now, we’re not sure if the Snapdragon 999/995 will be more powerful than the upcoming Exynos in its usual state. Still, we know that this is great news for mobile gamers and even tech enthusiasts as we might finally see heated competition in the flagship SoC segment.
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