At the beginning of last year, Samsung announced that it would cooperate with AMD to jointly develop a new generation of flagship chip, Exynos 2200. The most important core is the integration of AMD’s RDNA2 GPU IP into the Exynos 2200 to fill Samsung’s insufficiency in GPU. According to recent reports, Samsung Exynos 2200 integrates AMD Radeon GPU with a frequency of 1300MHz. This is more than the Bionic A15 GPU with a frequency of 1200MHz.
The report claims that Samsung even had to lower the frequency of the AMD Radeon GPU on the Exynos 2200. Early tests have shown that the Exynos 2200 GPU can reach 1800MHz, but the power consumption is very high. This makes it unsuitable for use in smartphones. In addition to integrating AMD GPU, Samsung Exynos 2200 adopts a three-cluster architecture design similar to Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1. It has a super core, large core and small core. The super core is Cortex X2, the large core is Cortex A710, and the small core is Cortex A510.
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In addition, the Samsung Exynos 2200 is based on Samsung’s 4nm process, and this chip will debut with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Exynos 2200 alleged specifications
Samsung has not been teasing the specs of this chip like its competitors thus there is no much information for now. According to these rumors, the Exynos 2200 will be made on the 4 nm FiNFET process technology. One of the highlights of this chipset will be an RDNA-based Radeon Mobile GPU co-developed with AMD. This GPU is allegedly capable of HDR gaming, ray-tracing, and Variable Rate Shading. These features are currently available only on consoles and PC right now. The SOC may also feature 1 x ARM Cortex-X2 CPU core, 3 x ARM Cortex-A710 CPU cores, and 4 x ARM Cortex-A510 CPU cores.
The processor is also rumored to come with a fully-integrated 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6E. Furthermore, it has dual-frequency GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and Ultra-Wideband support. Like other high-end chipsets, the Exynos 2200 may feature an integrated NPU, ISP with at least 200 MP camera sensor support, and 4 K 120 fps and 80 K 30 fps video recording support.
The new flagship SoC may make its first appearance through the release of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. There will be three flagships – Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. All of them will get Exynos-powered versions, depending on the region. Some units will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 instead which bears similar specs.