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Samsung smartphones might use AMD or NVIDIA GPU technology in the future

By Jonnah Pante - on 13 Sep 2016, 2:36pm

Samsung smartphones might use AMD or NVIDIA GPU technology in the future

The Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is currently Samsung's flagship SoC, which powers devices such as the controversial Galaxy Note7.

Samsung is reportedly negotiating with AMD and NVIDIA to license their GPU technologies for the Korean giant's next-generation Exynos mobile System-on-Chips (SoCs).

The report also stated that while NVIDIA has an advantage because of its Pascal architecture, AMD can also be considered because of its Polaris architecture which is utilized in Sony’s PS4 Pro gaming console.

Once the rumored plan pushes through, it is anticipated that Samsung will halt from using ARM Mali GPUs for its Exynos chips and will completely erase Qualcomm out of the picture, which will not occur until 2018. Although the Samsung handsets that are yet to be launched in 2017 will still be equipped with Exynos processors using ARM Mali GPUs, they will carry a Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) chip for a better overall performance and graphics performance.

Source: SamMobile