During the Exynos 2100 launch, Samsung revealed that the company was on track to deliver a Radeon equipped Exynos SoC relatively soon. However, it appears the timeline for this product has been accelerated; there are leaked reports of a new unnamed Exynos SoC with Radeon graphics smashing Apple's A14 bionic in leaked benchmark results.
Of course, take all these results with a grain of salt, as you would with any leak. The fact that there aren't even photos of the leak could cast further doubt. Plus, these are GPU-only related tasks, we know nothing about the CPU performance of this SoC.
All we know about this mysterious Exynos chip is that it features an RDNA powered Radeon GPU, custom-built from AMD for Samsung. In the leaked benchmark results, this Samsung SoC was compared to Apple's current flagship the iPhone 12 Pro that packs Apple's A14 Bionic, one of the fastest SoC's in a phone on sale today.
|Benchmark:||Unnamed Radeon Exynos SoC||Apple Bionic A14 (iPhone 12 Pro)|
|Manhattan 3.1||181.8 FPS||146.4 FPS|
|Aztek Normal||138.25 FPS||79.8 FPS|
|Aztek High School||58 FPS||30.5 FPS|
In the several benchmark applications used above, the RDNA-powered Radeon GPU was anywhere between 25-100% faster than the competing A14 Bionic. If these results are in any way true, it is quite an impressive feat from Samsung and AMD.
It would be an amazing achievement for Samsung if they can beat both Qualcomm and Apple's integrated GPUs in the near future, even if it's just in gaming performance. Samsung has been woefully behind in graphics power for years compared to its rivals; To all of a sudden become the champion of ARM integrated graphics in phones would mean a lot for Samsung and the adoption of its Exynos chips.
However I want AMD RDNA soc with a snapdragon not an Exynos chip!
Kind of wish Sony also got in on Mobile RDNA; bringing back the PSP/PSV in a new, Switch-like form, or using it to power up their own smartphones, (or both).
We need the horsepower, where it can be useful and not necessarily to make pretty pictures or do computing in the confined few inches of a phone. This requires at the very least the luxury of a chair, of a big screen, a decent keyboard. Alternatively if people on the mobile businesses were not so close minded, a universal connectivity and software compatibility would not let their grey matter and computing go to waste, allowing the users to handle their phones as a pc. This in the near future may also be realized by robots. But phones are a very bad platform for broad computing uses, and hinder progress.
I'm going to be selfish here and say that I hope Intel doesn't "become" competitive again because that means my AMD stock will keep gaining in value.