AMD is licensing its graphics technology to Samsung for use in its future mobile chips. Samsung will pay AMD for access to its newly announced RDNA graphics architecture, and is expected to build it into its own ARM-based Exynos processors. RDNA will also power AMD’s upcoming Navi desktop GPUs.
The deal gives AMD’s graphics tech yet another platform to call home. When most people think of Radeon graphics they think of desktop or laptop graphics cards, but the technology is also used in games consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and will also be used in Google’s upcoming cloud gaming service Stadia. Perhaps most surprisingly, AMD’s graphics technology can also be found in certain CPUs produced by its rival Intel.