Samsung Exynos 2200 is the firm’s newest in-house mobile CPU for smartphones. It’s the first mobile system-on-a-chip to include a GPU with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, allowing for softwarelike ray tracing.
The development of this collaboration has been a long time coming. AMD and Samsung first announced a licensing agreement in 2019, then AMD verified last year that Samsung’s “next flagship mobile SoC” would be based on RDNA 2. Samsung recently hinted at an announcement event for the Exynos 2200, which was originally scheduled to occur on January 11th, but it was mysteriously delayed.
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The Exynos 2200 is produced using Samsung’s 4nm EUV technology. This GPU is called “Xclipse” by Samsung, and AMD’s SVP of Radeon GPU tech David Wang claims that it’s “the first fruit of numerous planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs.”
The Exynoss 2200 runs on Samsung’s own custom CPU cores, which include one powerful flagship core, three balanced performance cores, and four more efficient cortex-A510 cores. There’s also an improved NPU that claims to be twice as fast as the previous model, and the ISP architecture is designed to accommodate camera sensors of up to 200 megapixels; one of which Samsung unveiled last year.
Samsung’s most powerful Exynos chips are usually found in the company’s flagship Galaxy S phone series, although Snapdragon SoCs are used in models sold in the United States and certain other markets. Vivo uses Exynos processors on occasion, but we’ll have to wait until the possible Galaxy S22 arrives in our hands to see if AMD’s technology translates into a substantial improvement in mobile GPU performance.