Recently, Samsung has announced the Exynos 2200, its first smartphone chip with an AMD ray tracing GPU that will enable several gaming features. The system-on-chip (SoC) will possibly feature in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22, rumored to be rolling out at an Unpacked event on February 8th.
Xclipse GPU will be Manufactured on Samsung’s 4-Nanometer EUV Process
The Exynos 2200 with AMD’s “Xclipse” GPU will be manufactured on Samsung’s 4-nanometer EUV process. “Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of multiple planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs,” stated AMD Senior VP David Wang.
The CPU, meanwhile, will utilize one high-powered Cortex-X2 “flagship core” along with three performance and efficiency balanced Cortex-A710 big-cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little-cores. The picture processor is developed to support camera sensors up to 200 megapixels like the Isocell HP1 Samsung announced last September.
Furthermore, AMD and Samsung announced a partnership in 2019, with the expectation that AMD ray tracing GPU tech would be used in Exynos smartphone processors. Rumors circulated in early 2021 suggested that AMD-powered Samsung processors were coming soon, and at Computex, AMD established that an upcoming Exynos mobile system-on-chip would feature RDNA 2 graphics technology.
Exynos Chips with AMD Ray Tracing GPU Are Earmarked for North American Regions
The Exynos 2200 was considered to be rolled out earlier, but Samsung mysteriously no-showed its own launch event originally scheduled for January 11th. Generally, Exynos processors with AMD ray tracing GPU are reserved for areas outside North America, while the US gets Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processors. That would mean you wouldn’t see the AMD GPU and its ray-tracing features stateside but will have to wait for the Galaxy S22 launch to confirm that.
Source: The Verge