Samsung has introduced the Exynos 2200, its new in-house cell processor for smartphones. It’s the primary cell system-on-a-chip to incorporate a GPU with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics structure, enabling options like hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
The collaboration with AMD has been lengthy within the making. The 2 corporations first introduced a licensing deal in 2019, then AMD confirmed final yr that Samsung’s “subsequent flagship cell SoC” would use RDNA 2. Samsung lately teased an announcement occasion for the Exynos 2200 that was alleged to happen on January eleventh, nevertheless it was mysteriously delayed.
The Exynos 2200 is manufactured on Samsung’s 4nm EUV course of. Samsung is branding this GPU as “Xclipse,” and AMD’s SVP of Radeon GPU tech David Wang says in a press release that it’s “the primary results of a number of deliberate generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs.”
On the CPU facet, the Exynoss 2200 makes use of Armv9 cores: one high-powered Cortex-X2 “flagship core,” three Cortex-A710 cores for balanced efficiency, and 4 extra environment friendly Cortex-A510 cores. There’s additionally an upgraded NPU that Samsung says gives twice the efficiency of its predecessor, and the ISP structure is designed to help digicam sensors of as much as 200 megapixels, one among which Samsung introduced final yr.
Samsung’s highest finish Exynos chips often make their means into the corporate’s flagship Galaxy S cellphone collection, though fashions offered within the US and sure different markets use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs. Different cellphone makers like Vivo often use Exynos chips in their very own gadgets, however we’ll doubtless have to attend till the presumptive Galaxy S22 is in our arms to search out out if AMD’s expertise interprets right into a significant leap ahead in cell GPU efficiency.