AMD and Samsung have been working together for some time on the development of a mobile GPU. It was initially slated to debut alongside the Galaxy S21 Ultra but was pushed back due to thermal issues. Both AMD and Samsung have teased the RDNA2-based GPU multiple times since then. We now have our first look at the Radeon-powered Exynos chip in the wild, thanks to tipster Ice Universe. It shows the performance of the chipset in 3D Mark’s Wild Life test. The mysterious SoC manages to score an impressive 8,134 points in the benchmark, making it arguably the fastest mobile GPU on the market.
To put things in perspective, the previous generation Exynos 2100 managed to score 5,130 on the same test. Even the score of Apple’s A14 bionic came in at 7,000. The only ‘mobile device that managed to beat the Exynos chipset was Apple’s M1 chip. However, we can expect the final product to do a lot better. While it may still fall short of Apple’s offerings in raw CPU power, the exceptional GPU power should more than make up for it.
It seems that this particular Exynos chipset uses two generations old ARM Cortex-A77 CPU cores. Ice Universe adds that this is a prototype designed for GPU testing and does not reflect the final product. The upcoming Exynos 2200, which is expected to usher in the new mRDNA2 GPU, will most likely use ARM’s latest Cortex 710 and X2 cores. Therefore, we can expect a significant increase in overall performance. However, thermals remain a pressing problem and we hope that Samsung and AMD come up with a solution.