Samsung Exynos 2200 4nm SoC with Xclipse 920 GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture, hardware accelerated ray tracing announced

Samsung just announced its latest Exynos 2200 SoC, successor to last year’s Exynos 2100,after a slight delay. It uses 4nm EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography processing technology for better power efficiency. This has tri-cluster CPU structure that consists of Arm Cortex-X2 core optimized for peak performance, three Cortex-A710 cores for balanced processing, and four Cortex-A510 cores for efficiency.

All the cores are based on the newest Armv9 architecture. This is similar to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but Samsung has not revealed the clock speed of the SoC yet. The Exynos 2200 features AMIGO (advanced multi-IP governor) technology that monitors the statuses of main components like the CPU and GPU and adjusts settings to extend battery life.

It has the new Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU with the powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture and hardware ray tracing technology that simulates real-world light movement, and the GPU delivers realistic and immersive visuals when playing mobile games, says the company. The GPU also supports variable rate shading (VRS) technology, which help to optimize GPU workloads by applying lower shading rates in areas where it will not affect visual quality, thus providing stable frame rates.

The Exynos 2200’s NPU performance has been doubled when compared to its predecessor, says Samsung. The NPU also offers greater precision with FP16 support and power-efficient INT8 and INT16, adds the company.

It integrates a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter Wave) spectrum bands. With E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which utilizes both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, the modem can boost the speed up to 10Gbps.

Highlights of Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC

  • Based on the 4-nanometer (nm) EUV process technology
  • Octa-Core CPU with 1 x ARM Cortex-X2 CPU for ultimate processing power, 3 x ARM A710 CPUs for optimal performance and 4x 2.2GHz ARM A510 CPUs optimized for efficiency
  • Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU, AMD RDNA 2 architecture, hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS)
  • Integrated NPU + DSP
  • UFS 3.1, LPDDR5 Memory
  • Integrated Secure Element (iSE), inline encryption HW for UFS and DRAM
  • Rear Single-camera up to 200MP, Dual-camera 64MP+ 32MP
  • 8K 60fps playback, 10-bit HEVC(H.265), 30fps with
    10-bit VP9, AV1 Up to 8K encoding: 30fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265), VP9
  • Display Up to 4K/WQUXGA at 120Hz refresh-rate, QHD+ at 144Hz refresh rate
  • 5G NR Sub-6GHz 5.1Gbps (DL) / 2.55 Gbps (UL), 5G NR mmWave 7.35Gbps (DL) / 3.67 Gbps (UL), LTE Cat.24 8CA 3Gbps (DL) / Cat.22 4CA 422Mbps (UL)
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo

The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production and should power the Samsung Galaxy S22 series that is expected to be introduced next month.

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