Samsung officially debuts the Exynos 2200 with an RDNA 2-based Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU
Much has been said about Samsung's upcoming flagship chipset, the Exynos 2200. The company previously announced that it would unveil the SoC on January 11. That was a bust, however, as the chipset was delayed. The company has now taken us all by surprise, and unveiled the 4 nm Exynos 2200 without much lead-up.
"#PlaytimeisOver," the company captioned its unveiling video on YouTube. "The gaming marketplace is about to get serious. Here is the next #Exynos with the new GPU born from the RDNA 2. #MobileProcessor #Samsung."
The Exynos 2200 looks to be mostly identical to its stablemate, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, on the CPU side. The chipset features one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores. Clock speeds are currently unknown. The GPU end is more interesting: the Exynos 2200's RDNA 2-based GPU is branded as the Xclipse 920 and offers "ray tracing technology that simulates real-world light movement". There's support for variable rate shading as well.
Other features of the Exynos 2200 include an AI engine with dual NPU and DSP, support for a 4K display @120 Hz or QHD+ @144 Hz, support for a 200 MP camera, 8K@30fps video recording, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage.
Samsung is heavily pushing the Exynos 2200's gaming capabilities, going as far as to claim "Console quality graphics now on mobile". Words are wind, however, and the new Xclipse 920 has its work cut out for it.