Samsung To Develop Mobile GPU to Rival Qualcomm and Apple

Samsung is ready to develop its own mobile GPU to rival Apple and Qualcomm. The collaboration of AMD and Samsung produced the Xclipse 920 GPU integrated into the Exynos 2200, which served as a crucial milestone for the Korean company.

This advancement propelled them toward their next goal: creating a bespoke GPU for their mobile devices. This is a common practice in the industry and is not exclusive to the brand. When companies shift their focus towards developing specialized chipsets for smartphones, they tend to introduce hardware with customized GPUs.


Both Apple and Qualcomm have done this before. However, the crucial inquiry is whether the new GPU can surpass the performance of Adreno and Apple GPU.

Samsung’s initial GPU Could Use AMD’s RDNA Architecture

Samsung’s Exynos 2200 featured the Xclpse 920 GPU, which employed AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. According to the leaker, Samsung plans to utilize the same architecture for their bespoke chipset. Nevertheless, it won’t function as a standalone GPU and may require AMD’s assistance to establish an IP.

For several years, Samsung depended on ARM’s Mali GPU designs until the debut of the Exynos 2100. With the introduction of its bespoke chipset, the company could potentially terminate its reliance on ARM for chipset design. Although ARM’s GPU designs are relatively stable, it’s evident that Qualcomm and Apple lead the race.

According to rumors, Samsung plans to dedicate ample time to developing its bespoke mobile GPU. If the custom GPU falls short of the company’s expectations, the Korean conglomerate may further postpone its launch. In all fairness, Samsung has encountered difficulties when it comes to releasing smartphone chipsets.

For the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung made a complete departure from its Exynos lineup. Regardless of the region, all models within the lineup now feature Qualcomm chipsets. Nevertheless, collaborating with leading talent in the industry has the potential to bring about significant changes.

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As per reports, Samsung is presently developing the Exynos 2300, a flagship CPU initially intended for the Galaxy S23 series. However, recent rumors suggest that the chipset will serve as the foundation for the Google Tensor G3 instead. In other words, the Exynos 2300 will likely feature in the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Despite this, the Exynos 2300 is anticipated to incorporate the Xclipse 930 GPU, representing a significant improvement from the Xclipse 920 GPU featured in the Exynos 2200. Notably, the Xclipse 920 demonstrated impressive performance in comparison to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, even outperforming Qualcomm’s GPU in ray-tracing tests, which is no small feat.

This demonstrated Samsung’s capability, and it is hoped that the Korean company will utilize its full potential to deliver a product that will exceed expectations. For now, it remains to be seen how the Xclipse 930 of the Exynos 2300 will stack up against Apple and Qualcomm GPUs.

Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer is a graduate from Kinnaird College for Women and holds a Bachelors in English Literature. She is a seasoned freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in multiple niches.
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