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Samsung Exynos 2200 processor with AMD RDNA 2 based GPU and ray tracing support launched

Highlights

  • Samsung has launched its flagship Exynos 2200 SoC
  • It is the first chipset with AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU
  • The processor will likely power the Galaxy S22 series

Samsung Exynos 2200 processor has been launched. It is the successor to last year’s Exynos 2100. The South Korean brand was tipped to ditch the in-house chipset and its launch was also delayed previously. Now that the processor is official those rumours have been put to rest. 

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The Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC is expected to power the upcoming flagship Galaxy S22 lineup in certain markets since some regions like the US get a Snapdragon version. Read on to know more about the Exynos 2200 chipset. 

Samsung Exynos 2200 specifications and features

Samsung Exynos 2200

The Samsung Exynos 2200 is based on 4nm architecture

The Samsung Exynos 2200 is built on a 4nm fabrication process. It has a three-cluster design comprising a Cortex X2 flagship core, three Cortex-A710 performance cores and four Cortex-A510 efficient cores. The Exynos 2200 is equipped with a GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture with support for features like ray tracing, variable-rate shading that is found on PCs, laptops, and gaming consoles. The South Korean brand is calling this GPU as ‘Samsung Xclipse’. 

For years, Samsung’s flagship Exynos chipset has lagged Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU found on Snapdragon SoC in terms of GPU performance. With its switch to RDNA 2 architecture, Samsung aims to finally close that gap. The Exynos 2200 comes with a 3GPP Release 16 5G modem with support for sub-6GHz and mmWave bands and speeds up to 10Gbps. The chipset also features an Integrated Secure Element (ISE) to store cryptographic keys.

The Samsung Exynos 2200 is equipped with an upgraded Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that is touted to offer double the AI performance compared to its predecessor. The ISP is said to support up to a 200MP camera sensor and up to 8K video recording at 60fps. The chipset also supports a 2K HDR10+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate or a 4K display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Exynos 2200 will feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage technology. 

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