Last year when AMD announced that it would partner with Samsung to bring its RDNA graphics to smartphones it built a lot of excitement and buzz among enthusiasts. After all, AMD has been pushing the envelope in the PC processor division lately. Samsung, later on, would clarify that the first RDNA-Exynos chipset would launch in 2021 at the earliest. Since then we have not heard anything about it.
But, Twitter user @Kaz9837 recently noticed the benchmark scores of RDNA-Exynos mobile GPU on South Korea tech forum Clien. The numbers are derived from the GFXBench test, and by the looks of it, they’re imposing. Notebookcheck, on the other hand, had the same results from the Adreno 650, for comparison.
|Test||RDNA Mobile Chip||Adreno 650||Performance difference|
|Manhatten 3.1||181.8 fps||123 fps||48% increase|
|Aztec Normal||138.25 fps||53.5 fps||158% increase|
|Aztec High||58 fps||20 fps||190% increase|
The Adreno 650 GPU is a part of the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset which is being used inside almost all flagships like Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
As of late, Samsung’s Exynos chipset, which ships over its Snapdragon counterpart in most of the regions, including Europe and Asia, has gathered a lot of criticism. Users with Galaxy S20-series are claiming that the chip is flawed with many issues like overheating, poor autofocus performance, average battery life as well as some incompatibility problems that have totally stopped games like Pokémon Go from running. Some S20 owners were so frustrated that they even created a petition asking Samsung to stop using Exynos SoCs on its flagships as they’re apparently mediocre than the Snapdragon chips.
The post goes on to add that the RDNA chip, despite creating such a huge gap, still needs some work, mainly in the power consumption area, but it should be ready by late 2021.