The Exynos 2200 the latest flagship processor was announced today by Samsung Electronics. Samsung, known to be a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology is currently working on a new processor for Mobile devices. Exynos 2200 comes with a powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based Samsung Xclipse GPU. This chipset is set to debut along with the Galaxy S22 Series.
In this processor, Samsung has used cutting-edge Arm®-based CPU cores with an upgraded neural processing unit. This is said to provide the ultimate mobile phone gaming experience, as well as enhance the overall experience in social media apps and photography.
President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics, Yongin Park said “Built on the most advanced 4-nanometer EUV process, and combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung has crafted the Exynos 2200 to provide the finest experience for smartphone users. With the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with RDNA 2 graphics technology from the industry leader AMD, the Exynos 2200 will redefine mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance.” He also added, “As well as bringing the best mobile experience to the users, Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the journey in logic chip innovation.”
The Exynos 2200 introduces the Industry’s First Hardware-Accelerated Ray Tracing on Mobile.
The Exynos 2200 uses the Samsung Xclipse GPU which is a one-of-a-kind hybrid graphic processor that is positioned between the console and the mobile graphics processor. Xclipse is the combination of ‘X’ that represents Exynos, and the word ‘eclipse’ which is a reference to it eclipsing every other mobile GPU in the market. With advanced features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) formerly being available only on PCs, laptops, and consoles. The Xclipse GPU brings these features to the phone market. To make this possible Samsung has collaborated with AMD to create the industry’s first-ever hardware-accelerated ray tracing on a mobile GPU.
The SoC comes with an octa-core CPU which is designed in a tri-cluster structure made up of a single powerful Arm Cortex®-X2 flagship-core, three performance and efficiency balanced Cortex-A710 big-cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little-cores. Exynos 2200 offers powerful on-device artificial intelligence (AI) with an upgraded NPU. Samsung has claimed to double the performance of the NPU, allowing more calculations in parallel and enhancing the AI performance. The NPU now offers much higher precision with FP16 (16bit floating point) support in addition to power-efficient INT8 (8bit integer) and INT16.
The new processor also has more features such as support for up to 200MP single camera, 8K video recording, 4K displays at up to 120Hz, or QHD+ ones at 144Hz. The new chipset works with the latest LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage while supporting 5G networks. Samsung says that the Exynos 2200 is “currently in mass production”.