Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC with Xclipse GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture released, expected to power Galaxy S22 series

Deepak Gupta January 18, 2022
Updated 2022/01/18 at 6:54 AM

The Samsung Exynos 2200 system-on-chip (SoC) was unveiled on Tuesday as the South Korean company’s answer to Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The SoC includes Samsung’s Xclipse GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture which, along with an upgraded Neural Processing Unit (NPU), is claimed to enable the “ultimate mobile gaming experience” as well as an enhanced app experience. of social media and photography. Samsung says the Exynos 2200, which is currently in mass production, will offer PC/console-style gaming on a smartphone. Expected to power Galaxy S22 Series smartphones in some regions.

According announcement manufactured by Samsung, the Exynos 2200 is built on the 4 nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process. The octa-core CPU will have a tri-cluster structure with a main Cortex-X2 core, three large Cortex-A710 cores for performance and efficiency, and four Cortex-A510 cores for power efficiency. Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics, says that with the Xclipse GPU, the SoC “will redefine the mobile gaming experience, aided by improved graphics and AI performance.”

The AMD RDNA 2 architecture on the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC’s Xlcipse GPU will provide features such as hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) for PC/console level gaming experience on smartphones. “In addition, the Xclipse GPU comes with various technologies such as the advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) which improves overall performance and efficiency,” says Samsung. The Samsung Exynos 2200 is one of the few SoCs on the market that feature Armv9 CPU cores for increased security and performance, the company claims.

The South Korean company also says the Exynos 2200 delivers artificial intelligence (AI) on the most powerful device with an updated NPU that promises to deliver twice as much performance compared to its predecessor. It also integrates 3GPP Release 16 5G which supports sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter wave) spectrum bands. In addition, there is the New Radio E-UTRAN – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) allowing the modem to increase speed up to 10 Gbps.

When it comes to photography, the Samsung Exynos 2200 Image Signal Processor (ISP) architecture is said to support cameras with resolutions up to 200 megapixels. The ISP supports up to 108 megapixels at 30 fps in single camera mode and 64 megapixels + 36 megapixels in dual camera mode. “It can also connect up to seven individual image sensors and trigger four simultaneously for advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution, says Samsung. The Samsung Exynos 2200 Multi-Format Codec (MFC) can decode videos up to 4K at 240fps or 8K at 60fps and encodes up to 4K at 120fps or 8K at 30fps.


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