Samsung unveiled Exynos 2200 Processor With Xclipse GPU Powered By AMD RDNA 2 Architecture

Jan 18, 2022, 5:45 PM UTC
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Samsung unveiled Exynos 2200 Processor With Xclipse GPU Powered By AMD RDNA 2 Architecture
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Samsung Electronics today introduced its next flagship smartphone processor, the Exynos 2200 with Xclipse GPU, which is based on AMD RDNA 2 Architecture technology and runs on Arm-based CPU cores.

The Exynos 2200 is already being manufactured in large quantities. Samsung highlighted the processor’s capabilities for mobile gaming, social media, and other image-intensive applications in a statement.

Samsung said that the Xclipse GPU enables technologies such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable-rate shading (VRS), which were previously only available on PCs, laptops, and consoles, thanks to AMD’s high-performance RDNA 2 architecture.

Park Yong-in, president of System LSI Business, claimed the Exynos 2200 will “redefine the mobile gaming experience,” thanks to improved visuals and AI capabilities.

Samsung’s 4nm extreme ultraviolet lithography method was used to create the mobile processor, which features an Arm octa-core CPU.

Samsung stated Exynos 2200 provides more powerful on-device AI, with an improved neural processing unit that doubles performance over its predecessor and allows for more calculations to be done in parallel.

“Built on the most advanced 4-nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process, and combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung has crafted the Exynos 2200 to provide the finest experience for smartphone users. With the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with RDNA 2 graphics technology from the industry leader AMD, the Exynos 2200 will redefine mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance,” said Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “As well as bringing the best mobile experience to the users, Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the journey in logic chip innovation.”

“AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends power-efficient, advanced graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, consoles, automobiles and now to mobile phones. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of multiple planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs,” said David Wang, Senior Vice President of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We can’t wait for mobile phone customers to experience the great gaming experiences based on our technology collaboration.”

The Exynos 2200’s octa-core CPU is made up of a single powerful Arm Cortex-X2 flagship-core, three performance and efficiency balanced Cortex-A710 big-cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little-cores in a tri-cluster configuration.

“The digital experiences of tomorrow require new levels of performance, security and efficiency,” said Rene Haas, President of IP Products Group (IPG) at Arm. “As one of the first processors to incorporate the new Armv9 CPU cores, Samsung’s Exynos 2200 takes advantage of Arm’s Total Compute strategy and key security features, like Memory Tagging Extension (MTE), to deliver the purpose-built compute and specialized processing needed to power future mobile experiences.”

The image signal processor (ISP) architecture of the Exynos 2200 has been updated to enable the latest image sensors with up to 200MP. The ISP enables up to 108MP in single camera mode and 64+36MP in dual camera mode at 30 frames per second (fps).

For complex multi-camera configurations, it can connect up to seven independent image sensors and drive four at the same time. The ISP can record video in up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.

The Exynos 2200’s sophisticated multi-format codec (MFC) supports 8K resolution, bringing videos to life. It can decode videos up to 4K at 240 frames per second or 8K at 60 frames per second, and it can encode videos up to 4K at 120 frames per second or 8K at 30 frames per second. In addition, the MFC includes a power-saving AV1 decoder that allows for longer playback times.

The advanced display solution includes HDR10+, which adds more dynamic range and depth to the image, as well as refresh rates of up to 144Hz for a more responsive and smoother scrolling and gaming experience.

Exynos 2200 Specs

NameExynos 2200
CPUCortex-X2 + Cortex-A710 + Cortex-A510
GPUSamsung Xclipse 920 GPU
AIAI Engine with Dual-core NPU and DSP
Modem5G 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)
CameraUp to 200MP in single camera mode, Single-camera 108MP @30fps, Dual-camera 64MP+ 32MP @30fps
VideoUp to 8K decoding: 60fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265), 30fps with 10-bit VP9, AV1
Up to 8K encoding: 30fps with 10-bit HEVC(H.265), VP9
Display4K/WQUXGA @120Hz
QHD+ @144Hz
StorageUFS v3.1
Fabrication Process4nm

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