Samsung announced its latest high-end processor that will appear, very soon, in the generation of smart phones galaxy s22. In effect, we already have the chip Exynos 2200 which also reflects the partnership with AMD.
More specifically, the new SoC (system on chip) from Samsung has a graphics card (GPU) named Xclipse whose architecture is based on RDNA 2 from AMD, a Taiwan-based manufacturer with whom the South Korean technology company has recently collaborated.
Samsung just announced the new Exynos 2200 chip
Although the date originally scheduled for this announcement was the last day of January 11, Samsung will have faced some delays that have now been filled. The announcement of the technology based in South Korea thus confirms the existence of different variants for its Samsung Galaxy S22, with the American integrating the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and the others using the Exynos 2200.
Thus we can disprove the rumors that suggested the end of the Exynos line for Samsung’s high-end smartphones, with the new chip proving otherwise. But, let’s see what new features this processor integrates.
First of all, the new “engine” is built according to the lithograph or 4nm architecture (IV). Is a SoC eight cores, therefore, with eight processing cores already based on the model ARMv9.
This is the new 8-core SoC for the best Samsung smartphones
The 8 cores are grouped into 3 groups or clusters of processing The first is composed of a single giant core for extreme tasks: Cortex-X2. The second is made up of three large Cortex-A710 cores. Finally, the third group consists of four small Cortex-A510 cores to handle the simplest tasks.
In addition, the Exynos 2200 integrates the Xclipse GPU based on AMD’s RDNA2 architecture. According to Samsung, these graphics will be able to offer “console-level graphics with a comparable gaming experience on your smartphones.”
To do this, the Samsung Xclipse graphics card has capabilities such as acceleration ray tracing, as well as the rendering of variable shadows. In practice, we have the simulation of the incidence of natural light on the surfaces, while the acceleration of the rendering of shadows will help to optimize the workflow of the GPU.
Xclipse graphics are one of the highlights of the Exynos 2200
The Exynos 2200 also features new power management systems to minimize power consumption even in the most intense games. In addition, we have a new neural processing system with new optimized AI algorithms.
It also has a renewed image signal processor (ISP), capable of capturing 108 MP images, as well as 4K video in HDR mode, or 8K for recordings.
For communications, the Exynos 2200 integrates a newer and faster 5G modem with support for sub-6 GHz bands that promises download speeds of up to 10 GBps. The remaining list of technical specifications can be found at samsung page.
More speed, better graphics, better security
We also have new security features such as the Integrated Secure Element (iSE) system that will help keep our data safe, with a new encryption system for sensitive information.
Lastly, this Samsung Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production. It remains to be seen, however, if it will be ready in time to integrate the new Samsung Galaxy S22 that will arrive on February 8.