back to article Pull up your SoCs: Samsung smartphones to get AMD Radeon graphics

Samsung smartphones are set to do a lot more than just run Crysis after the company agreed to license AMD's GPU designs for its mobile devices in a multi-year deal. The chaebol will get its hands on low-power graphics IP based on the recently announced RDNA architecture, developed as the foundation for AMD's enthusiast-level …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So ATI produced both Adreno and Radeon? Good naming scheme, just strfry() until it's pronounceable again.

    1. Rafael #872397
      Trollface

      Dare On?

      Dear, No!

  2. mark l 2 Silver badge

    "Both will also feature CPUs from AMD based on the Zen architecture, signifying that the console wars are well and truly over."

    Just because the CPU/GPUs will be the same doesn't mean the console wars are going away anytime soon, its not like you can suddenly flick a switch and your XBOX with play Playstation games. I also remember reading that the next gen Playstation will have some AMD tech that is developed in conjunction with Sony and therefore will not be available to other OEM's (IE Microsoft) So the hardware will still have some differences which may create some advantages.

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Both current Xbox and PlayStation have lovely looking graphics, which one a person bought depended largely on other factors, such as the games libraries and which platform your mates had.

      The user can't flip a switch to play Xbox games on PlayStation, but both consoles having a similar architecture undoubtly made life easier for 3rd party developers. The Cell architecture of the PS 3 was by all accounts hard to code for.

      1. Chris the bean counter

        Cell chips

        Lisa Tsu ironically helped develop these chips. Even the best sometimes don't get it right

    2. J27 Silver badge

      When almost all the games are cross-platform, do you really need both major consoles? I just pick one every generation.

  3. Big Al 23

    AMD continues to diversify and score segment wins in graphics/IP. It's a very good deal for consumers.

  4. phuzz Silver badge
    Devil

    So, a GPU in your phone eh? I'm sure the cryptomining malware authors will love that.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Awesome

    But how do we fit a Noctua fan and heatsink in a phone?

    1. Hans 1

      Re: Awesome

      custom water-cooling ?

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