Samsung is spending on research and development of large sums of money: it has been spent in the past year, $ 13.2 billion, which corresponds to 7.3% of its annual turnover. For comparison, Apple last year on R & D has spent $ 10.39 billion. Presumably, none of the world’s manufacturers of smartphones does not spend on R & D over Samsung.
It is we to ensure that the development of the company’s own GPU certainly should not surprise anyone. Especially that already talking about this for years.
Previously, it was assumed that the first vehicle of its own design graphics will be the current flagship Galaxy S8, but, as we know, did not. According to new data, graphic proprietary processor Samsung, which is code-named as S-GPU, should debut with a smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9. The source of this information was made by a reliable insider nick, not just be a source confirms later on Samsung products information.
Note that the Samsung Company already has considerable experience in the development of CPU. It has long been using proprietary kernel on 64-bit architecture in ARMv8 Exynos SoC systems, used in the majority of the company’s mobile devices. For example, SoC Exynos 8895, which are based on the current flagship Galaxy S8 / S8 +, includes four energy-efficient processor core ARM Cortex-A53 and four high-performance processor core proprietary Samsung (the second generation).
Alas, no technical details about the GPU S-GPU proprietary Samsung yet. But it can debut with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Previous rumors indicated that the development of Samsung’s own graphics core can take as a basis for NVIDIA or AMD development.
Both have the appropriate design that Samsung may well license. On the other hand, AMD sold its intellectual property in the field of mobile graphics Qualcomm, which promotes its own graphics processor Adreno. Perhaps Qualcomm has some “extra” graphics architecture, which it can share with Samsung.