Samsung unveils Exynos 2200 with Xclipse GPU, based on AMD RDNA2 architecture
Samsung today introduced the Exynos 2200 – its latest flagship chipset that will power Galaxy S22 smartphones in certain regions. The new platform is built on 4nm EUV process technology and comes with a custom-made GPU called Xclipse.
Based on the AMD RDNA2 architecture, as such it is a “one-of-a-kind hybrid graphics processor” that brings advanced features such as ray tracing and variable speed shading to mobile – the first smartphone chip to do so . .
Beam tracking is a technology that simulates light behavior in real life and calculates the motion and color of objects when light rays bounce off surfaces. The hardware-accelerated feature provides realistic effects and immersive graphics, making games that support these features as great as it gets.
Variable rate shading is another technology implemented in PC and console games. It allows developers to apply lower shadow in areas where quality is not affected, thus improving the frame rate and smoothness of the gameplay.
The Exynos 2200 is also one of the first chips to integrate Armv9 CPU cores. The octa-core processor features a single powerful Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 balancing performance and efficiency, and four Cortex-A510 small cores for power efficiency. Samsung traditionally does not disclose the frequency at which its chips are clocked.
The all-new GPU and improved CPU also have a more powerful NPU to keep them company. Compared to the Exynos 2100, the performance is doubled and allows multiple calculations in parallel, which improves the overall AI performance.
In other specifications, the Exynos 2200 supports up to 200 MP single camera, 8K video recording, 4K displays at up to 120Hz or QHD + at 144Hz.
The chipset works with the latest LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The 5G modem operates on both the sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies, while the global navigation system supports all major standards and satellites.
Samsung said the Exynos 2200 is “currently in mass production”. There is no official date when we will see the Galaxy S22 series with the chip, but rumors point to February 8 as a potential launch date.