Samsung introduced the new Exynos 2200 with Xclipse 920 GPU, which it is working on with AMD.
Exynos 2200 was expected to be introduced for a long time. Compared to its competitors, the previously introduced Exynos 2100 chipset has lagged behind in terms of performance and efficiency. Samsung then moved on to working with AMD and improving the performance of the new Exynos chipsets. Samsung, which has been developing the Xclipse 920 GPU with AMD for a long time, has now introduced the new Exynos 2200 with the Xclipse 920 GPU it has developed together with AMD. Today, let’s take a look at the new Exynos 2200.
The Exynos 2200 features new CPU Cores based on ARM’s V9 architecture. It has one extreme performance oriented Cortex-X2 core, 3 performance oriented Cortex-A710 cores and 4 efficiency oriented Cortex-A510 cores. Regarding the new CPU cores, the Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A510 cores can no longer run 32-bit supported applications. They can only run 64-bit supported applications. There is no such change in the Cortex-A710 core. It can run both 32-bit and 64-bit supported applications. This move by ARM is to improve performance and power efficiency.
As for the performance of the new CPU cores, Cortex-X1’s successor, Cortex-X2, is designed to continue breaking the PPA chain. The Cortex-X2 offers a 16% performance increase over the previous generation Cortex-X1. As for the successor to the Cortex-A78 core, the Cortex-A710, this core is designed to increase both performance and efficiency. The Cortex-A710 offers 10% performance improvement and 30% power efficiency over the previous generation Cortex-A78. As for the Cortex-A510, the successor to the Cortex-A55, it is ARM’s new power efficiency oriented core after a long hiatus. The Cortex-A510 core offers 10% better performance than the previous generation Cortex-A55 core, but consumes 30% more power. Frankly, we may not see the performance increases we mentioned, as the Exynos 2200 will be produced with the 4LPE production process on the CPU. It will likely outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Exynos 2200. Now that we’re talking about the CPU, let’s talk a little bit about the GPU.
The new XClipse 920 GPU is the first GPU developed in partnership with Samsung AMD. According to Samsung, the new Xclipse 920 is a one-of-a-kind hybrid graphics processor sandwiched between the console and mobile graphics processor. Xclipse is a combination of ‘X’ representing Exynos and the word ‘eclipse’. Like a solar eclipse, the Xclipse GPU will put an end to the old era of mobile gaming and mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter. There is not much information about the features of the new GPU. Samsung only mentioned that it is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, with hardware-based ray tracing technology and Variable rate shading (VRS) support.
If we talk about ray tracing technology, it is a revolutionary technology that closely simulates how light physically behaves in the real world. Ray tracing calculates the motion and color characteristics of light rays reflecting off the surface, producing realistic lighting effects for graphically rendered scenes. If we say what variable rate shading is, it is a technique that optimizes GPU workload by allowing developers to apply lower shading rate in areas where the overall quality will not be affected. This gives the GPU more room to work in the areas that matter most to gamers and increases the frame rate for smoother gameplay. Finally, let’s talk about Exynos 2200’s Modem and Image signal processor.
With the new Exynos 2200 image signal processor, it can take photos at 200MP resolution and record 8K videos at 30FPS. The Exynos 2200, which can shoot 108MP video at 30FPS with a single camera, can shoot 64MP + 32MP video at 30FPS with a dual camera. With the new artificial intelligence processing unit, which is 2 times better than the Exynos 2100, the Exynos 2200 can perform area calculations and object detection more successfully. In this way, the AI processing unit can further assist the image signal processor and enable us to get beautiful pictures without noise. Exynos 2200 can reach 7.35 Gbps download and 3.67 Gbps upload speeds on the modem side. The new Exynos 2200 can reach these high speeds thanks to the mmWave module. It also supports Sub-6GHZ.
Exynos 2200 may be one of the surprising chipsets of 2022 with the Xclipse 920 GPU, prepared in partnership with the new AMD. Exynos 2200 will appear with the new S22 series. We will soon find out if Samsung will be able to please its users with its new chipset.