AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed two rumors regarding partnerships with Samsung and Tesla. According to the sources, AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture will be used in Samsung’s upcoming Flagship Exynos SoC, and its Ryzen APU’s, as well as Radeon GPUs, will power the Tesla Infotainment System for the there upcoming Model S and Model X revisions.
To recall in June 2019, the two Korean tech giants announced their partnership in which we saw AMD’s Radeon graphics IP to Samsung for their future Exynos processors. Fast-forwarding a few months, Samsung said that their first Exynos SoC with Radeon graphics could be released in 2021. Yesterday, at the virtual Computex 2021, where Dr. Su announced that Samsung’s next flagship Exynos smartphone processor will be powered by custom Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics IP and will support ray tracing as well as variable-rate shading. When it comes to Samsung Flagship Phones, they are provided with Exynos SoC and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips for the same model in different regions, it will be fascinating to see which models will be getting the major upgrade in graphical capabilities. It is also possible that the upcoming Exynos SoC will be used for products other than smartphones which might give a tough competition to Apple.
AMD’s partnership with Tesla suggests rumors across the market since the statement was given for redesigned Model S and Model X. An embedded Ryzen APU will feature the in-dash infotainment system of the new luxury Tesla cars, and an additional discrete RDNA 2-based GPU will allow users to run AAA games at ease. Both models of Tesla will feature large dashboard touchscreen, as well as passenger screens, where the company has stated that they will be compatible with wireless controllers making it possible to play games from any seat. It isn’t yet clear which game developers will support this new platform, or even what software the platform boots on.
At end of the event, Dr. Su stated that the GPU can deliver up to 10 Teraflops of graphics, which is on the same level as the Playstation 5, Yet no more specs have been disclosed publicly.