Samsung declares first cell phone chip with AMD ray-tracing GPU
- January 18, 2022
Samsung has declared the Exynos 2200, its new in-house mobile processor for cell phones. It’s the first mobile system on a chip to incorporate a GPU with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, enabling features like hardware-accelerated up ray tracing.
The coordinated effort with AMD has been long really taking shape. The two organizations originally reported an authorizing bargain in 2019, then, at that point, AMD affirmed last year that Samsung’s “next flagship mobile SoC” would utilize RDNA 2. Samsung as of late prodded a declaration occasion for the Exynos 2200 that should occur on January eleventh, however it was strangely postponed.
The Exynos 2200 is made on Samsung’s 4nm EUV process. Samsung is marking this GPU as “Xclipse,” and AMD’s SVP of Radeon GPU tech David Wang says in an explanation that it’s “the first result of multiple planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs.”
On the CPU side, the Exynoss 2200 uses Armv9 cores: one powerful Cortex-X2 “flagship core,” three Cortex-A710 cores for balanced performance, and four additional effective Cortex-A510 cores. There’s likewise an updated NPU that Samsung says offers double the performance of its ancestor, and the ISP architecture is intended to help camera sensors of up to 200 megapixels, one of which Samsung reported the year before.
Samsung’s best quality Exynos chips as a rule advance into the organization’s flagship Galaxy S phone series, despite the fact that models sold in the US and certain different markets use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs. Other phone creators like Vivo infrequently use Exynos chips in their own gadgets, yet we’ll probably need to delay until the presumptive Galaxy S22 is in our hands to see whether AMD’s technology converts into a significant leap forward in mobile GPU performance.