Samsung Exynos 1000 to be the First SoC w/ AMD Radeon RDNA Graphics [Rumor]

A while back a benchmark of a Samsung Exynos SoC surfaced that was reportedly using an AMD RDNA GPU. While we can’t confirm whether the report was legit, the results certainly were impressive. (Xanax bars) Most outlets claimed that the SoC in question was the Exynos 990, but according to a post from ITHOME, the Exynos 1000 will be the first chip to leverage RDNA graphics.

The Samsung Exynos 1000 will reportedly be fabbed on the foundry’s 5nm EUV node and will power the smartphone succeeding the Galaxy S20. Here’s a table comparing the Exynos 1000 RDNA GPU to the Qualcomm Adreno 650:

RDNA-Exynos Adreno 650
Manhattan 3.1 181.8 fps 123 fps
Aztec Normal 138.25 fps 53.5 fps
Aztec High 58 fps 20 fps

Quite impressive, wouldn’t you say? However, performance isn’t the only concern. With mobile chips, the power efficiency is equally important if not more. That’s one of the primary reasons why Intel failed in the smartphone space. AMD is yet to try its luck in the mobile space, but with Samsung’s experience in tow, it might just work.



Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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