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Samsung has announced the Exynos 2200 AMD “Xclipse” GPU


Exynos 2200. There is an AMD GPU.
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The bizarre story of the Exynos 2200 continues. Samsung LSI’s flagship smartphone chip was supposed to be announced at a widely publicized event a week ago, but that day has come. Without any notice. Samsung made an unprecedented move that did not show its own launch event, sparking complex chip development and behind-the-scenes rumors at Samsung.

The day after the launch of the chip, Samsung said, “We plan to release the new application processor at the time of the launch of the new Samsung smartphone,” which most viewers considered to be the Galaxy S22 release in February. It turns out that this is not the right time to release, and the chip was announced as a surprise last night.

Now, Exynos 2200 Finally official. The title feature is a new “Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU” co-developed by AMD. Like AMD’s Radeon desktop GPUs, the GPU uses AMD’s RTNA 2 architecture, which Samsung says will “bring hardware-accelerated”. Radiation tracking“For mobile devices.

David Wang, SVP of AMD’s Radeon division, said, “Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first product of many planned-generation AMD RDNA graphics on Exynos SoCs.” Earlier reports not only looked at Samsung smartphones, but eventually Apple wanted to integrate the M1-Fighting ARM laptop chip together.

The CPU is what you expect from a 2022 ARM chip. Qualcomm’s 2022 chip, similar to the Snapdragon 8 General 1, 4 nm SoC features a Cortex X2 CPU for single-threaded performance, three Cortex A710 cores and four low-power Cortex A510 cores. These are all new ARM v9 cores. Both the X2 and smaller cores are only 64-bit.

Although the Exynos 2200 was finally announced, Samsung’s announcement did not raise any questions about the complex upgrade of the Exynos 2200. News release and Product site Many of the details that are commonly expressed at this point are not present in either. For example, Samsung does not make any performance claims about the Exynos 2200 CPU or GPU. If read by Exynos 2100 In press releases from this time last year, you will find claims such as 30 percent better CPU multi-core performance and 40 percent faster graphics.

This year, Samsung did not really guarantee that its new chip would be faster than its old chip. That’s not to say it will not be, but if the rumors are true and Samsung is still dealing with heat issues, it’s too soon to guarantee specific performance claims. Similarly, the product site for the Exynos 2200 does not list any frequencies for the CPU or GPU, while the Exynos 2100 site does.

Samsung’s flagship Exynos lineup is now named the Galaxy S lineup, so we’ll have to look at the Exynos 2200 on the Galaxy S22. The Galaxy line is commonly used Two different SoCsQualcomm chips in the US, China and other regions, and Exynos in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Korea. If the Exynos 2200 is really in trouble, we can see this generation moving the Samsung S22 towards Qualcomm, but we will have to wait for the phone announcement to see if that happens.