Samsung launch most awaited Exynos 2200 SoC. The Exynos 2200 is a newly designed mobile processor featuring Samsung’s Xclipse Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) based on the powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture. With the most advanced Arm-based CPU cores and upgraded Neural Processing Unit (NPU) on the market today, the Exynos 2200 will enable the ultimate mobile gaming experience and enhance the overall experience of social media applications and photography.
“Based on a state-of-the-art 4 nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process, combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technologies, Samsung has crafted the Exynos 2200 to provide the best possible experience for smartphone users. With Xclipse, we use new mobile GPU built on industry leader AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics technology, the Exynos 2200 will redefine the mobile gaming experience, complemented by enhanced graphics and AI performance,” said Yongin Park, president of Samsung Electronics’ system LSI business.
In addition, to providing the best mobile experience, Samsung will continue to strive to lead the logic chip innovation journey. The industry’s first hardware-accelerated ray tracing on a mobile device for the ultimate gaming experience. Xclipse GPU is a one-of-a-kind hybrid graphics processor that between the console and the mobile graphics processor. Xclipse is a combination of the words “X” and “eclipse” for Exynos. Like a solar eclipse, Xclipse GPUs will end the old days of mobile gaming and mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter.
Built on the high-performance AMD RDNA 2 architecture, Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) previously only available on PCs, laptops and gaming consoles. Additionally, Xclipse GPUs are equipped with various technologies, such as Advanced Multi-IP Governor (AMIGO), to improve overall performance and efficiency.
“The AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends power-efficient, advanced graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, game consoles, cars, and now mobile phones. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first of multiple generations of AMD RDNA graphics planned in Exynos SoCs A result,” said David Wang, senior vice president of AMD’s Radeon Technology Group.
Enhanced 5G connectivity and Ironclad security features
The Exynos 2200 is one of the first products on the market to integrate Arm’s latest Armv9 CPU core, offering significant improvements over Armv8 in terms of security and performance, two areas that have become critical in today’s mobile communications devices. The Exynos 2200’s octa-core CPU is designed with a triple-cluster architecture, consisting of a single powerful Arm Cortex ® -X2 flagship core, three large Cortex-A710 cores that balance performance and efficiency, and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 small cores. “The digital experience of the future requires higher levels of performance, security and efficiency,” said Rene Haas, president of the Arm IP Products Group (IPG).
“As one of the first processors to feature the new Armv9 CPU core, Samsung’s Exynos 2200 leverages Arm’s comprehensive computing strategy and key security features, such as Memory Tag Extensions (MTE), to deliver the capabilities needed for purpose-built computing and professional processing. Powering future mobile experiences.
” The Exynos 2200 delivers more powerful on-device artificial intelligence (AI) with an upgraded NPU. The NPU doubles the performance of its predecessor, allowing more parallel computing and enhancing AI performance. In addition to the power-efficient INT8 (8-bit integer) and INT16, the NPU now offers higher precision and supports FP16 (16-bit floating-point).
The Exynos 2200 integrates a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that supports sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimetre wave) frequency bands. E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) utilizes both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, and the modem can boost speeds up to 10Gbps.
For security, Exynos 2200 is equipped with an Integrated Secure Element (iSE) to store private encryption keys and function as an RoT (Root of Trust). Additionally, the inline encryption hardware for UFS and DRAM has been hardened to securely share user data encryption only within the security domain.
Delivering an enhanced visual experience and professional-quality images
The Image Signal Processor (ISP) architecture of the Exynos 2200 has been redesigned to support the latest image sensors, enabling ultra-high resolutions of up to 200 megapixels (MP). At 30 frames per second (fps), the ISP supports up to 108 MP in single camera mode and 64+36 MP in dual camera mode. It can also connect up to 7 independent image sensors and drive 4 simultaneously for advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports resolutions up to 4K HDR (or 8K).
The ISP works with the NPU to use an advanced content-aware AI camera for more detailed and realistic results. When taking a photo, the machine learning-based AI camera recognizes multiple objects, environments, and faces in the scene. It then applies optimal settings for color, white balance, exposure, dynamic range, and more to produce professional-quality images.
The Exynos 2200’s Advanced Multi-Format Codec (MFC) supports 8K resolution to bring video to life. It decodes video up to 4K at 240fps or up to 8K at 60fps, and encodes up to 8K at 120fps or up to 30fps. In addition, the MFC integrates a power-saving AV1 decoder for longer playback times.
The advanced display solution features HDR10+, which adds more dynamic range and depth to the picture, and offers refresh rates up to 144Hz for more responsive and smooth transitions when scrolling or gaming.