Samsung quits ARM architecture for new mobile phone GPU
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Samsung quits ARM architecture for new mobile phone GPU.
Samsung self-developed mobile phone GPU: based on AMD graphics technology
On March 27th, it is reported that Samsung will develop its own mobile GPU to reduce its dependence on ARM Mali GPU and compete with Apple and Qualcomm.
Samsung relied on ARM’s Mali GPU design for years before the release of the Exynos 2100, but that could all change.
Last year, Samsung launched the Exynos 2200, which is based on the 4nm EUV process and uses the Xclipse 920 GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture, which is carried on the Galaxy S22 series smartphones.
While ARM’s GPU designs are relatively stable, it’s clear that Qualcomm and Apple are leading the race, and the performance gap on Samsung’s side can only be narrowed with a GPU tailored for smartphones.
Revegnus, a well-known digital whistleblower, revealed that Samsung will develop its own mobile GPU based on AMD’s RDNA architecture, but it may take at least three years to launch a GPU tailored for smartphones .
Samsung may further delay the launch if the custom GPU falls short of expectations, the media said.
What are the advantages of Exynos architecture over ARM architecture processors?
Exynos is a System on a Chip (SoC) developed by Samsung that incorporates a processor, GPU, and other components onto a single chip.
The processor in Exynos SoCs is typically based on ARM architecture, so it is not accurate to say that Exynos architecture is different from ARM architecture.
However, there are some differences in how Samsung implements ARM architecture in Exynos processors that can offer advantages over other ARM-based processors.
Here are some potential advantages of Exynos architecture over other ARM-based processors:
Customizability: Samsung has its own CPU and GPU design teams, which allows them to customize the ARM architecture to better suit their specific needs. This can result in improved performance and power efficiency compared to off-the-shelf ARM-based processors.
Integration: By designing their own SoCs, Samsung can integrate the CPU, GPU, and other components onto a single chip, which can lead to improved performance and power efficiency compared to using separate chips for each component.
Manufacturing process: Samsung is one of the leading semiconductor manufacturers in the world, and they have access to some of the most advanced manufacturing processes. This can allow them to produce processors with smaller transistors and higher clock speeds, which can result in better performance and power efficiency.
It’s worth noting that while there may be some advantages to Exynos architecture over other ARM-based processors, the performance and power efficiency of a processor also depend on other factors such as the specific implementation, software optimization, and usage scenarios.