Samsung and AMD first announced a partnership to bring AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture to smartphones back in 2019. The move was an exciting one as GPUs on Exynos chipsets have not always lived up to expectations. Now, two years in, and it looks like we’re seeing the first benefits of this partnership first hand.A recent leak by Ice Universe gives us a first look at the performance of the AMD GPU in 3D Mark. The unnamed Samsung flagship did particularly well on 3D Mark’s Wild Life test, with the SoC posting an overall score of 8,134 points. The score also makes it the fastest mobile GPU on the market.
Exclusive: Samsung is testing the AMD GPU in the new Exynos, and the Wild Life test on the 3D Mark has scored 8134 points. It is worth mentioning that the CPU in this test is A77 architecture, for reference only. Each test has different results, we need to wait for more results. pic.twitter.com/Rej9vqyP6s
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The score is faster than the average 5,000 score of the Exynos 2100 SoC and average 7,000 score range for the A14 Bionic, according to 91mobiles. It is worth noting that the CPU tested is listed as a Cortex-A77, which means that the final product will be even better as this seems to be a reference unit. The current Exynos 2100 uses a more advanced Cortex-X1 prime core, while ARM has switched to a faster Cortex-X2 core.AMD RDNA’s architecture is slated to arrive on chipsets in 2022 when Samsung reveals its Galaxy S22 lineup. Considering the Note series will be pushed to 2022 due to the current chip shortage. So the wait to see AMD’s RDNA GPU architecture on Samsung’s mobile chipsets might take around six to eight months.