Latest report suggests Samsung has delayed the production of its In House Mobile GPU by as much as five years
Last year it was reported that Samsung might be working on developing its own mobile graphics processor for its Exynos mobile processors. For this purpose, it had reportedly captured a few engineers from some of the big names in mobile graphics processor industry including the likes of Nvidia, AMD, Intel and a few others.
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The development of its own GPU would have given Samsung the edge and would have removed the need of having to license mobile graphics processors from other companies. Samsung currently relies on ARM’s Mali Series of graphics processors for its smartphones. We later heard rumors towards the end of the last year that we might witness Samsung debut its in-house GPU in mid-2015 but we have heard no such announcement from the company so far.
A new report now cites that Samsung has delayed the development of its own graphics processors by as much as 5 years. This also falls in line with the fact that Samsung had just recently signed a long term licensing deal with AMD for five years and has invested a significant amount of money in it. Samsung’s choice for sticking with ARM GPUs could be backed by the fact that they deliver proven performance, or may be even the fact that its own graphics processor, currently, might not be up to the mark.
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And judging from the competition, which includes the likes of Adreno and PowerVR which are dramatically improving their performance, Samsung’s choice of sticking with ARM ensures that Samsung’s devices offer the same if not better graphics performance than the competition. However, it is to be noted that there has been no word from Samsung yet regarding the delay of its in-house mobile GPU.