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Samsung To Ditch AMD In Favor Of In-House GPU For Galaxy S26

Team Gossip  |   May 6, 6:40 AM   |   6 min read

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Highlights

  • Samsung developing the next-gen Exynos chip, which carries model number S5E9955 and has an AMD RDNA-based GPU.

  • Samsung is reportedly planning to release its own smartphone chipsets for the Galaxy S26, which will reportedly have its in-house GPU.

  • It means the company will ditch AMD GPUs for its proprietary GPUs.

Samsung faced a lot of heat for its below-average Exynos chips over the years, but the company seems to getting better at it. The Exynos 2400 is a much better offering compared to its precursors. And AMD helped the South Korean company to achieve this feat with its powerful GPU. However, this partnership could soon come to an end, as Samsung plans to incorporate its in-house GPU for the Galaxy S26.

 

As per a report from a reliable tipster Roland Quandt, the company is developing the next-gen Exynos chip, which carries model number S5E9955 and has an AMD RDNA-based GPU. 

 

Now, Samsung is reportedly planning to release its own smartphone chipsets for the Galaxy S26, which will reportedly have its in-house GPU. It means the company will ditch AMD GPUs for its proprietary GPUs.

 

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Samsung Has A Powerful Processor In The Works

 

Samsung is believed to have a new, powerful processor in the works for the Galaxy S26. It would be fabricated using the company’s second-gen 3nm process node. Rumors suggest it is a huge development compared to previous chips that Samsung could even use a new moniker and discontinue the Exynos branding.

 

Samsung seems to have created a separate team of more than 1,000 engineers to work with the System LSI team on co-development and optimization. If Samsung manages to achieve this feat, it would be great for its chip business.

 

Developing a smartphone chip is very complicated. Apart from Apple and Huawei, Samsung is the only OEM that has developed smartphones and the chips to power them. In fact, Samsung is one step ahead of its competition. It can even manufacture the chips it designs, but Huawei and Apple can’t do these things. Samsung is also capable of designing and manufacturing RAM, storage, display, batteries, and camera sensors seen on smartphones.

 

However, the company’s in-house smartphone processors haven’t been great. Apple, MediaTek, and Qualcomm are far ahead when it comes to overall performance and efficiency. If Samsung manages to outshine its rivals, it will be a huge accomplishment. It can also bring more vertical integration, better features, and longer software support to its smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other devices.

 

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Samsung To Mass Produce 2nm GAA Chips In 2025

 

It is believed that Samsung will start mass production of second-gen 3nm chips in 2024 and 2nm chips in 2025. As per a new report from Business Korea, Samsung Foundry is working on the next-generation Gate All Around (GAA) technology, which will be used in its 2nm process technology. 

 

The mass production of the new semiconductor chips based on the new tech is expected to kick off in 2025. Samsung will reportedly put forward a paper on third-gen GAA technology at the VLSI Symposium 2024 expo.

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