- It’s official! Flagship Exynos chip with AMD RDNA2 GPU is coming later this year
I think this puts a dent in the rumour that Rembradt's RDNA2 will not include ray tracing. If Samsung's very low power chip has that, it'd be a surprise if AMD's higher end mobile chip doesn't.
Anyway, nice to see a confirmation, though it would have been nicer to have some details. Hopefully Samsung announces the chip sooner rather than later.ID: h07bmit
Raytracing support in RDNA2 requires minimal die area, there isn't much reason to drop it from some variants. It's a tiny bit of custom logic for each compute unit.
Maybe it'll be different on RDNA3. Who knows, maybe we'll see some accelerator for BVH updates.ID: h066yv6
Is Samsung a decent company to buy phones from? I'm slowly getting tired of my old myPhone. Most of its rubber parts have already fallen off and for a rugged phone from a company with notoriously bad tech support this is a bit of a problem. Also, the phone's Android clock and batter meter often don't display right.
That being said, I really hope I get to see more AMD in the mobile market.ID: h06je4r
Completely depends on what you find decent. They make good hardware, are probably the best at actually supporting their devices with updates (I care a lot about this), but are also agressively pushing their own alternative store and ecosystem and have a lot of shit preinstalled. After uninstalling or deactivating most of it with ADB commands, I find it pretty good.ID: h069boo
Samsung is the most successful phone company. Whether it's right for you or whether any specific phone is good is something that's for you to judge. There are quite a few good phones on the market from various companies.ID: h06mduy
Hardware-wise, it is decent. However, do note that Exynos chips have slightly lower performance and slightly higher battery consumption than their Snapdragon counterparts. If I am not mistaken, it is a gamble whether you get the model with Snapdragon or Exynos model is some market; for normal usage, it is not noticeably different though. I think Arun (Mrwhoistheboss) and MKB had made a video regarding the difference between the two previously.
Software-wise... It is bloated. But with an USB connection and a little bit of know-how for debloat Windows (or terminal usage on Powershell or any UNIX-terminal), you can easily debloat Samsung phones too.
FWIW, it is a decent manufacturer for Android smartphones... Which is a shame that there are other manufacturers that offer better value for the performance (i.e. Oppo and Xiaomi, to name a few, if they are not banned in US yet). Samsung is Samsung though... It has name behind it. It is relatively reputable. However, do note that there are other brands making mid-range smartphones that can last you half-a-decade provided you are not gaming on your phone and you know a little bit of know-how to maintain your phone bloat-free.ID: h0788hw
Is Samsung a decent company to buy phones from?
Depends. They have good quality and some nice features. But you best research on your ownID: h07cr5o
Don't attach yourself to any brand. Judge each smartphone individually.ID: h076h1e
Samsung also sell Exinos chips to other phone manufacturers.ID: h0760h0
Their bloatware was too much for me, I only use devices with Android One or "pure" Android custom roms.ID: h090dcy
Samsung hardware is pretty solid and nowadays their updates are among the fastest. If you like the OneUI skin rather than stock Android or whatever Xiaomi/Honoetc have is a question of individual taste 😉 Maybe take a look at some reviews on GSMArena, they usually go over the software side in some detail
Hopefully this finnaly brings the worldwide Exynos Galaxy phones on par or atleast close to the Snapdragon version's in performance.
still won't buy samsung phone again, unless I can uninstall all the samsung bloatwareID: h06dxxf
You can.ID: h06kclg
You could, easily.ID: h06zydd
Too bad Samsung phones in NA still have to have Snapdragon chipsID: h06vw6v
if you have a pc you could do that easily.ID: h079gdz
Just out of curiosity.. What makes bloatware so bad?ID: h08xt0q
Privacy, performance, disk usageID: h07w9boID: h08vd0g
5600G 5700G: vega cores
Exynos 2100: rdna2 cores
What is AMD thinking??ID: h071uis
No point putting in GPU modern architecture when integrated GPUs are bandwidth limited by RAM.ID: h075dmq
What is AMD thinking??
in no reality is AMD catering to the miniscule desktop DIY APU only gaming marketID: h07j3mb
While they definitely didn't sell as many 3000G's as non G's, I wouldn't exactly discount it as insignificant. Besides, there are many people that don't have an old GPU, and it makes total sense to get a 5600G instead of 5600X as a stopgap until GPU's are available at reasonable prices again.ID: h079ke8
They will conquer the worldID: h07dkgq
If they start letting you use Google Assistant instead of Bixby natively, this may change my mind about owning a Samsung phone
I really need a new phone and waiting for this soc, hope they make it available for general purchase soon as the Samsung batches release.