In a glimpse of what might carry a giant enhance to cellular graphics, Samsung simply teased a picture displaying assist for ray tracing on one in every of its upcoming Exynos processors.
When AMD introduced that it was partnering with Samsung to carry an RDNA 2 to a future cellular chip again at Computex 2021, individuals have been anticipating some huge developments, together with probably porting over a few of AMD’s desktop graphics tech to cellular chips.
And now in response to an official publish on Weibo (by way of famous leaker Ice Universe), Samsung has confirmed that it will likely be together with assist for ray tracing within the GPU on a future Exynos chip. Within the publish, Samsung confirmed off a side-by-side comparability demonstrating the consequences of ray tracing, which incorporates extra practical gentle modeling, improved dynamic vary, and extra.
Sadly, whereas Samsung didn’t identify a particular chip that can be getting ray tracing or a timetable for its launch, many are predicting that this chip may very well be the upcoming Exynos 2200, which is anticipated to be featured in some variations of the Galaxy S22. North American Galaxy S telephones have sometimes featured Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, whereas worldwide variants get Exynos processors.
It’s additionally considerably unclear from the publish if the picture is an precise screenshot from a sport or if the picture was merely created to raised illustrate the facility of ray tracing, which renders extra practical scenes by calculating and tracing the trail of sunshine because it bounces round a given surroundings, therefore its identify.
So as to add much more gasoline to the rumors, leaked benchmarks that seem like from the Exynos 2200 began making the rounds this summer season displaying GPU efficiency just like Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, which is kind of promising provided that Samsung nonetheless had months to tune and optimize the efficiency of its upcoming SoC.
That mentioned, it’s vital to maintain expectations in verify, as a result of again in July, Ice Universe posted a diagram of the Exynos 2200’s chip design displaying what seemed to be 384 Stream processors, which is considerably lower than what you get in one in every of AMD’s fashionable desktop GPUs. These sometimes have round 2,000 to 4000 Stream processors.
With Google having created its personal custom-designed chip for the Pixel 6, referred to as Google Tensor, and Samsung partnering with AMD to construct GPUs for its cellular chips, the battle for cellular silicon supremacy is clearly heating up as smartphone makers attempt to hold tempo with and probably outdo Apple’s highly effective A-series chips.
And with Samsung and AMD poised to carry ray tracing to cellular chips for the primary time, issues are about to get much more fascinating.