Samsung associates with AMD to power Exynos 2200 chip
By siliconindia | Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 00:49 Hrs
Korean tech major Samsung Electronics Tuesday launched the Exynos 2200 chip, which it has developed in partnership with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc.
The latest Exynos chip is currently in mass production, Samsung said, without detailing further.
“Built on the most advanced 4-nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process, and combined with cutting-edge mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung has crafted the Exynos 2200 to provide the finest experience for smartphone users,” said Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics.
The Exynos 2200 comes with AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based Samsung Xclipse graphics processing unit (GPU). Samsung is aiming to use the chip for enhancing both mobile gaming and photography experience.
Leveraging AMD’s graphics advances, the Xclipse GPU offers hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS), previously only available on personal computers and laptops.
In addition, the Xclipse GPU comes with an advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) that enhances overall performance and efficiency.
“AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends power-efficient, advanced graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, consoles, automobiles and now to mobile phones. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of multiple planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs,” said David Wang, Senior Vice President of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD.
The Exynos 2200 comes with Armv9 CPU cores, designed in a tri-cluster structure — 1x Arm Cortex-X2 flagship-core, 3xCortex-A710 big-cores, and 4xCortex-A510 little-cores.
Samsung claims that the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) of Exynos 2200 has double the performance of its predecessor.
As for connectivity, the Exynos 2200 integrates 3GPP Release 16 5G modem supporting both sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter Wave) spectrum bands, along with an E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which utilizes both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals.
Photography and videography are handled by a redesigned Image Signal Processor (ISP) to support camera sensors of up to 200 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.
For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.