Samsung to launch first-ever smartphone chip with AMD ray-tracing GPU

By Akshay Kedari  | Date: 2022-01-19

Samsung to launch first-ever smartphone chip with AMD ray-tracing GPU

Samsung has revealed the Exynos 2200, an in-house developed processor designed for use in mobile phones. It is the world's first mobile chipset with an AMD RDNA 2 graphics design GPU, which supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing.

According to sources, Samsung’s partnership with AMD has been in the works for a long time. In 2019, the two companies signed a licensing arrangement, and AMD confirmed that RDNA 2 would be utilized in Samsung's next flagship mobile SoC last year.

Samsung had previously teased an introduction event for the Exynos 2200 that was scheduled on January 11th, but it was inexplicably rescheduled.

The Exynos 2200 is made using Samsung's 4nm EUV technology. Samsung calls this new GPU an "Xclipse" and according to David Wang, AMD's SVP of Radeon GPU Technology, this is the first of many AMD RDNA graphics generations in Exynos SoCs.

The Exynos 2200 makes use of Armv9 cores, with one high-performance Cortex-X2 core, four more efficient Cortex-A510 cores, as well as three balanced Cortex-A710 cores on the CPU side.

The ISP architecture is planned to house camera sensors with up to 200 megapixels, which Samsung revealed last year. There's also a new NPU, which Samsung claims perform twice as well as its predecessor.

Although models marketed in the U.S. and a few others use SoCs from Qualcomm's Snapdragon, the high-end Exynos chips from Samsung normally make their way through the flagship Galaxy S series.

Meanwhile, other phone makers, such as Vivo, occasionally use Exynos CPUs in their mobile phones, but to see if AMD's technology has improved significantly in terms of mobile GPU performance, the audience must wait for the much-awaited Galaxy S22 model.

For those unaware, the Xclipse GPU is a hybrid graphics processor that sits between console and mobile graphics processors. Like an eclipse, the Xclipse GPU will mark the end of an era in mobile gaming and the start of a new one.

Source Credits:

https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/17/22888966/samsung-exynos-2200-soc-chip-announced-amd-gpu-rdna-2

 

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