Not to be outdone by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Samsung today announced a “gaming changing” mobile processor of its own, the Exynos 2200.
“Built on the most advanced 4-nanometer extreme ultraviolet lithography EUV process, and combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung has crafted the Exynos 2200 to provide the finest experience for smartphone users,” Samsung Electronics president Yongin Park says. “With the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with RDNA 2 graphics technology from the industry leader AMD, the Exynos 2200 will redefine mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance.”
The Exynos 2200 is based on the new Armv9 CPU core architecture and features an octa-core design in “a tri-cluster structure” made up of a single Arm Cortex-X2 flagship-core, three performance- and efficiency- balanced Cortex-A710 big-cores. and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little-cores. It also features an integrated 3GPP Release 16 5G modem with support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter Wave) spectrum bands and an Integrated Secure Element (iSE) for storing private cryptographic keys.
According to Samsung, the Exynos 2200 provides an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU), variable rate shading (VRS), and hardware-accelerated ray-tracing capabilities, a first for a mobile processor. “The Xclipse GPU will bring an end to the old era of mobile gaming and mark the start of an exciting new chapter,” the firm notes, adding that its graphical capabilities were previously only available on PCs, laptops, and consoles. Among other things, it supports 8K resolution and refresh rates up to 144 Hz, and it can decode videos up to 4K at 240 fps or 8K at 60 fps. It can encode videos up to 4K at 120 fps or 8K at 30 fps.
The Exynos 2220 is now in mass production, Samsung says. You can learn more at the Samsung website.