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AMD GPU Historic Breakthrough! Eventually, I entered the land of my dreams.

via:博客园     time:2019/6/4 8:04:32     readed:866

AMD and Samsung Electronics jointly announced that they have reached a multi-year strategic partnership with ultra-low-power, high-performance mobile graphics IP. Samsung has licensed AMD GPUs for mobile devices such as smartphones.

According to the cooperation agreement,AMD licenses custom graphics IP based on the newly released, highly flexible RDNA graphics architecture to Samsung, which will integrate it into future mobile SoC processors.

In return,Samsung will pay AMD a technical license fee and royalties, but the specific amount has not been announced.

AMD unveiled the RDNA architecture for the first time at the recent Taipei Computer Show. The first product is the RX 5700 series of graphics cards, claiming a 25% improvement in co-frequency performance over the Vega architecture and a 50% improvement in energy efficiency.


In fact, since around 2012, Samsung is developing its own mobile GPU, codenamed “S-GPU”, and later handed it to ACL (Advanced Computing Lab) in San Jose, USA, and designed mobile CPU and memory controller with Samsung. The Austin R&D Center is collaborating.

However, over the years, Samsung's own GPU has never been commercially available, and may not have reached the ideal level. After all, it is much more difficult to develop a new GPU architecture from scratch than to design its own CPU based on ARM architecture.

After getting the AMD RDNA architecture, Samsung has a mature foundation that will greatly accelerate the development of autonomous GPUs, while largely avoiding possible patent infringement disputes in the future.


In fact, the Qualcomm Adreno GPU, now in the mobile phone field and almost invincible, was the evolution of AMD's acquisition of ATI and the sale of Imageon GPU to Qualcomm.

It can be said that AMD did not expect the wave of movement to surge, missed a great opportunity, and now finally seized Samsung.

Although today's AMD GPUs have not been able to catch up with NVIDIA in pure performance, they have been recognized by various industries, and AMD GPUs have been deployed in Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo's game consoles, and Google's cloud games.


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