One week later than originally planned, Samsung officially announced its new Exynos 2200 SOC, the company’s first SOC to use a Samsung XClipse GPU, the South Korean company’s new line of integrated GPUs co-designed with AMD.
This is how the company described this new line of GPUs:
Industry’s First Mobile Hardware Accelerated Ray-Tracing for the Ultimate Gaming Experience
The Xclipse GPU is a one-of-a-kind hybrid graphics processor positioned between console and mobile graphics processors. Xclipse is the combination of the ‘X’ that stands for Exynos, and the word ‘eclipse’. Like an eclipse, the Xclipse GPU brings an end to the old era of mobile gaming and ushers in a new chapter.
With the high-performance AMD RDNA2 architecture as its backbone, Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features like hardware-accelerated ray-tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) that were previously only available on PCs, laptops, and consoles.
The Exynos 2200 spec sheet mentions that the GPU in this model will be called XClipse 920, so this high numbering could indicate that we will see some inferior implementation in some other SOC in the future.
Leaving aside the GPU, the Exynos 2200 also brings other novelties, being the first Samsung SOC to be manufactured under its 4nm process, and it has a high-performance ARM Cortex-X2 core, three balanced Cortex-A710 cores, and four high-efficiency Cortex-A510 cores, plus a new high-performance neural processing unit for AI tasks, a revamped 5G modem with support for sub-6GHz and mmWave spectra, and an Integrated Security Element for secure storage of cryptographic keys .
Finally, in the cameras section, the Exynos 2200 image signal processor supports sensors up to 200MP, connection of up to seven image sensors (using up to 4 simultaneously), and video recording in 4K HDR or 8K no HDR.
Samsung did not give any details about the performance on the CPU or GPU side of this Exynos 2200, which gives strength to the rumors that they are still polishing some aspects. However, he did mention that it is already in mass production, so at least the hardware side is already finished. The Exynos 2200 is expected to debut in the Galaxy S22 lineup, which will be announced on February 8. We will keep you updated with the information.