Samsung officially introduced its flagship chipset for the year, the Exynos 2200, right about two weeks ago. While the company focused on the RDNA 2-based Xclipse 920 GPU and its ray-tracing capabilities, one bit stood out: Samsung failed to provide any tangible performance metrics for the new chipset. 12 days later, that hasn't changed.
It's quite suspicious how Samsung has completely shied away from providing anything resembling an actual hint of what kind of performance to expect from the Exynos 2200 and its Xclipse 920. In fact, the company, so far, is yet to even provide clock speeds of the core clusters on the Exynos 2200.
In contrast, Qualcomm provided CPU and GPU gains, while even offering typical benchmark results across major platforms like Geekbench and 3DMark. MediaTek toed a similar line with the launch of the Dimensity 9000, making Samsung's policy on the Exynos 2200 so far even more questionable. A recent leak presenting official marketing material for the Galaxy S22 series shows that Samsung will use both the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 on the phones. The company reiterates Qualcomm's CPU and GPU gain numbers for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. For its in-house Exynos 2200, it provides nothing.
Why Samsung has taken this stance so far is unknown. Word on the grapevine leans towards the Exynos 2200 being a terrible performer but there's little to nothing in the way of substantial evidence to confirm that. That does seem to be the most likely reason, however. Perhaps Samsung has been waiting to stun the world with Apple A15 Bionic-crushing performance at Unpacked. Or perhaps not. Time will tell.
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