Samsung Exynos With AMD RDNA SoC Smashes A14 Bionic in Leaked GPU Benchmark

Samsung Exynos 2100 SoC
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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.

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Benchmark:Unnamed Radeon Exynos SoCApple Bionic A14 (iPhone 12 Pro)
Manhattan 3.1181.8 FPS146.4 FPS
Aztek Normal138.25 FPS79.8 FPS
Aztek High School58 FPS30.5 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.

Aaron Klotz
Freelance News Writer

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • Makaveli
    This looks great.

    However I want AMD RDNA soc with a snapdragon not an Exynos chip!
  • TechLurker
    Here's to hoping Samsung comes out with a solid RDNA-powered tablet for productivity and mobile gaming.

    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).
  • gg83
    AMD keeps producing good news with their IP. Its great to see. I hope Intel stays competitive so the future will have plenty of competition.
  • Pro74
    It should be compared with Adreno 650. We all know a14 bionic is not particularly strong on the gpu front. This is why Apple avoids benchmarks and mentioning shaders etc., supposedly because of simplicity. It was quite vocal , however, when it truly made a smashing product with m1. It does not matter anyway, because both the CPU and GPU of the snapdragon and bionic are already overpowered for +95 percent of the tasks on a smartphone.

    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.
  • dalek1234
    gg83 said:
    AMD keeps producing good news with their IP. Its great to see. I hope Intel stays competitive so the future will have plenty of competition.

    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.