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 incorporates Samsung’s Xclipse GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture which, together with an improved neural processing unit (NPU), is said to enable “the ultimate mobile gaming experience”, as well as an enhanced experience in social media apps and photography. Samsung claims that the Exynos 2200, which is currently in mass production, will offer PC/console-like gaming on a smartphone. It is expected to power Galaxy S22 series smartphones in some regions.
According to Samsung’s announcement, the Exynos 2200 is built on the 4 nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process. The octa-core processor will have a tri-cluster structure with a flagship 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, said that together with the Xclipse GPU, the SoC “will redefine the mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance.”
AMD RDNA 2 architecture on the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC’s Xlcipse GPU will power features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) for a PC-level gaming experience. console in smartphones. “Additionally, the Xclipse GPU comes with various technologies such as Advanced Multi-IP Governor (AMIGO) that improve overall performance and efficiency,” says Samsung. The Samsung Exynos 2200 is one of the few SoCs on the market to feature Armv9 processor cores for increased security and performance, the company claims.
The South Korean company also claims that the Exynos 2200 offers more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) on the device with an improved NPU which is said to offer double the performance compared to its predecessor. It also incorporates the 3GPP 16 5G version which supports spectrum bands below 6 GHz and mmWave (millimetre waves). In addition, there is E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) allowing the modem to increase the 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. 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 drive four simultaneously for advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution, Samsung says. The Samsung Exynos 2200 multi-format codec (MFC) can decode video up to 4K at 240 fps or 8K at 60 fps and encode up to 4K at 120 fps or 8K at 30 fps.
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