Samsung Unveils Breakthrough Exynos 2200 Processor with Xclipse GPU Based on AMD RDNA 2 Architecture – Samsung Newsroom UK

The new premium mobile processor features hardware-accelerated ray tracing and cutting-edge ARM-based processing technology

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced its new Exynos 2200 premium mobile processor. The Exynos 2200 is a freshly developed mobile processor with a powerful Samsung Xclipse graphics processing unit (GPU) based on an AMD RDNA 2 architecture. With the most modern arm®-based CPU cores available in the market today and an improved neural processing unit (NPU), the Exynos 2200 will enable the ultimate mobile gaming experience and enhance the overall experience in social media apps and photography.

“Built on the most advanced 4-nanometer (nm) EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) process and combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung designed the Exynos 2200 to offer smartphone users the best experience. Featuring the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU powered by industry leader AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics technology, the Exynos 2200 will redefine the mobile gaming experience, supported by enhanced graphics and AI performance,” said Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will not only provide the best mobile experience for users, but also continue its efforts to lead the journey in logic chip innovation.”

Industry-first hardware-accelerated ray tracing on mobile for the ultimate gaming experience

The Xclipse GPU is a unique hybrid GPU positioned between the console and the mobile GPU. Xclipse is the combination of “X” representing Exynos and the word “Eclipse”. Like a solar eclipse, the Xclipse GPU will end the old era of mobile gaming and mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

With the powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture as its backbone, the Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features like hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) previously only available on PCs, laptops and consoles.

Ray tracing is a revolutionary technology that accurately simulates how light physically behaves in the real world. By calculating the movement and color characteristics of light rays as they bounce off the surface, ray tracing creates realistic lighting effects for graphically rendered scenes. To bring the most immersive graphics and user experiences to mobile devices, Samsung has partnered with AMD to bring the industry’s first hardware-accelerated ray tracing to mobile GPUs.

Variable rate shading is a technique that optimizes GPU workload by allowing developers to apply a lower shading rate in areas where overall quality is not impacted. This gives the GPU more room to work on areas that matter most to gamers and improves the frame rate for smoother gameplay.

In addition, the Xclipse GPU features various technologies such as Advanced Multi-IP Governor (AMIGO) that improve overall performance and efficiency.

“AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture brings energy-efficient, advanced graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, consoles, cars and now mobile phones. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of several planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs,” said David Wang, senior vice president of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We can’t wait for mobile customers to experience the great gaming experiences powered by our technology collaboration.”

Enhanced 5G connectivity and uncompromising security features

The Exynos 2200 is one of the first on the market to integrate Arm’s latest Armv9 CPU cores, which offer a major improvement over Armv8 in terms of security and performance, the two areas that are becoming increasingly important in today’s mobile communications devices .

The Exynos 2200’s octa-core CPU is built in a tri-cluster structure consisting of a single powerful arm cortex®-X2 flagship core, three performance- and efficiency-balanced Cortex-A710 big cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little cores.

“Tomorrow’s digital experiences require new levels of performance, security and efficiency,” said Rene Haas, President of Arm’s IP Products Group (IPG). “As one of the first processors to feature the new ARMv9 CPU cores, the Exynos 2200 leverages Samsung’s ARM Total Compute strategy and key security features such as Memory Tagging Extension (MTE) to provide the purpose-built computing power and specialized processing required to drive future mobile experiences.”

The Exynos 2200 offers more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) on the device with an upgraded NPU. The performance of the NPU has doubled compared to its predecessor, which enables more calculations in parallel and improves AI performance. The NPU now offers much higher precision with FP16 (16-bit floating point) support in addition to power-efficient INT8 (8-bit integer) and INT16.

The Exynos 2200 also integrates a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands (millimeter waves). With E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which uses both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, the modem can increase the speed up to 10 Gbit/s.

For safekeeping, the Exynos 2200 features an Integrated Secure Element (iSE) to store private cryptographic keys and play a RoT (Root of Trust) role. Also, an in-line encryption hardware for UFS and DRAM has been reinforced to ensure user data encryption can be securely shared only within the secure domain.

Providing an enhanced visual experience and professional-quality images

The Exynos 2200’s image signal processor (ISP) architecture has been redesigned to support the latest ultra-high resolution image sensors 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 seven individual image sensors and drive four simultaneously for expanded multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.

Together with the NPU, the ISP uses an advanced content-aware AI camera for more precise and realistic results. When capturing a photo, the machine learning-based AI camera recognizes multiple objects, the environment, and faces within the scene. Optimal settings for color, white balance, exposure, dynamic range and more are then applied to create professional-quality images.

With support for 8K resolution, the Exynos 2200’s advanced Multi-Format Codec (MFC) really brings videos to life. It decodes video up to 4K at 240 fps or 8K at 60 fps and encodes up to 4K at 120 fps or 8K at 30 fps. In addition, the MFC integrates an energy-efficient AV1 decoder that enables longer playback times. The advanced display solution features HDR10+, which adds more dynamic range and depth to the picture, and offers refresh rates of up to 144Hz for a more responsive and smooth transition experience when scrolling or gaming.

The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production. click here to learn more about the Exynos 2200.

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* Actual performance may vary by device and user environment.

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