Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic: GPU tests spell doom for the RDNA 2-based Xclipse 920
Samsung's new Exynos 2200 and its Xclipse 920 RDNA 2-based GPU have been put through multiple tests with generally disappointing results. Last week, we reported a set of test results that indicated a downgrade in CPU efficiency. The same set of tests also compared the Xclipse 920 to the Adreno 730 on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Apple A15 Bionic.
Just like in the CPU performance tests, the Exynos 2200 reports in as the worst of the trio in the GFXBench 3.1 GPU test. The Xclipse 920 only manages to hit 141 fps. While that's a solid 30% improvement over the Exynos 2100, it still lacks compared to the Adreno 730 and the A15 Bionic, with those two recording frame rates of 175 fps and 180 fps. That, in particular, shows that Qualcomm has almost closed the GPU gap versus Apple.
The Exynos 2200's performance is disappointing enough but it also draws more power than its two rivals, at 8.9 W versus the Qualcomm chip's 8.5 W and the A15's 7.9 W. This chart corroborates information from a similar GPU test that highlights the Snapdragon 865 as a particularly efficient chip, even though it lacks the raw brawn of the most recent flagship SoCs.
The numbers here carry over to 3DMark's WildLife Extreme test, where the Exynos 2200 is also the worst-performing and least efficient of the three. Apple's A15 Bionic leads the pack as well, again. For what it's worth, though, in the GPU department, the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 are both more efficient than their immediate predecessors.