Exynos chipset with AMD GPU coming this year, will be used in Windows laptops
Laptops like the recent Samsung Galaxy Book Go run Windows 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. However, according to reports, Samsung will introduce a new Exynos chipset in the second half of this year that will be used to power future laptops.
This chip – tentatively named Exynos 2200 – has an AMD Radeon GPU, which delivers PC-class graphics performance. The chip gets fabbed at Samsung’s 5nm foundries.
The € 450 Galaxy Book Go runs Windows 10 on a Snapdragon 7c chipset
Interestingly, when Samsung and AMD officially announced their collaboration, there should be no overlap between products using the new Exynos chip and AMD chips. And AMD certainly makes laptops. An additional agreement may have been entered into since then.
In any case, after debuting on a laptop, the Exynos 2200 may well find its way to Galaxy tablets (maybe even phones). It should support Android as well as Windows.
Exynos will compete with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, which Qualcomm unveiled in September, and (of course) Apple’s M1 product line, which recently added the iPad Pro tablet to the mix. While the Qualcomm chip uses the same Kryo 495 CPU cores as the original 8cx from 2019, Exynos should benefit from more current ARM Cortex designs.