New high-end mobile processor comes with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and advanced Arm-based processing technology
Samsung Electronics, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced its new high-end mobile processor, the Exynos 2200. The Exynos 2200 is a freshly designed mobile processor with a powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) Samsung Xclipse based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture. With the most advanced arm®Based on processor cores available in the market today and an upgraded Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the Exynos 2200 will enable the ultimate mobile gaming experience, while improving the overall experience in mobile apps. social media and photography.
“Built on the most advanced 4 nanometer (nm) EUV (extreme ultraviolet lithography) process and combined with state-of-the-art mobile, GPU and NPU technology, Samsung designed the Exynos 2200 to deliver the best experience for smartphone users. Together with the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with industry-leading AMD RDNA 2 graphics technology, the Exynos 2200 will redefine the mobile gaming experience, aided by improved graphics and AI performance,” said Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “In addition to providing the best mobile experience for users, Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the journey in logic chip innovation.”
The industry’s first hardware-accelerated ray tracing on mobile for the ultimate gaming experience
The Xclipse GPU is a one-of-a-kind hybrid GPU that sits between the console and the mobile GPU. Xclipse is the combination of ‘X’ which stands for Exynos, and the word ‘eclipse’. Like an eclipse, the Xclipse GPU will end the old era of mobile gaming and usher in an exciting new chapter.
With the high-performance AMD RDNA 2 architecture as its backbone, the Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features such as accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) that were previously only available on PCs. , laptops and consoles.
Ray tracing is a revolutionary technology that closely simulates the physical behavior of light in the real world. By calculating the motion and color characteristic of light rays as they bounce off the surface, ray tracing produces realistic lighting effects for graphically rendered scenes. To deliver the most immersive graphics and user experiences even on mobile, Samsung collaborated with AMD to deliver the first-ever hardware-accelerated ray tracing on 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 will not be affected. This gives the GPU more room to work on the areas that matter most to gamers and improve frame rate for smoother gameplay.
Additionally, the Xclipse GPU comes with various technologies such as Advanced Multi-IP Governor (AMIGO) that improve overall performance and efficiency.
“The AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends advanced, power-efficient graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, consoles, automobiles 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 phone customers to discover the great gaming experiences based on our technology collaboration.”
Improved 5G connectivity and rock-solid security features
The Exynos 2200 is one of the first on the market to incorporate Arm’s latest Armv9 processor cores which offer a substantial improvement over Armv8 in terms of security and performance, the two areas which are becoming of crucial importance. in today’s mobile communication devices.
Exynos 2200’s octa-core processor is designed in a tri-cluster structure consisting of a single powerful Cortex arm®-X2 flagship core, three large Cortex-A710 cores balanced in performance and efficiency, and four small power-saving Cortex-A510 cores.
“Tomorrow’s digital experiences demand new levels of performance, security and efficiency,” said Rene Haas, president of the IP Product Group (IPG) at Arm. “As one of the first processors to feature the new Armv9 processor cores, Samsung’s Exynos 2200 leverages Arm’s Total Compute strategy and key security features, such as Memory Tagging Extension (MTE) , to provide the purpose-built computing and specialized processing needed to power future mobile experiences.
The Exynos 2200 offers more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) on the device with an improved NPU. The performance of the NPU has doubled compared to its predecessor, allowing more parallel calculations and improving AI performance. The NPU now offers much higher precision with support for FP16 (16-bit floating point) in addition to power-efficient INT8 (8-bit integer) and INT16.
In addition, the Exynos 2200 incorporates a fast 3GPP version 16 5G modem supporting sub-6 GHz and mmWave (millimeter wave) spectrum bands. With E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which uses both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, the modem can boost the speed up to 10 Gbps.
For safekeeping, the Exynos 2200 comes with Integrated Secure Element (iSE) for storing private cryptographic keys as well as playing a RoT (Root of Trust) role. Additionally, an in-line encryption hardware for UFS and DRAM has been strengthened so that user data encryption is securely shared only within the secure domain.
Deliver an enhanced viewing experience and professional quality images
The Exynos 2200’s Image Signal Processor (ISP) architecture has been redesigned to support the latest image sensors for ultra-high resolution 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 advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.
With the NPU, the ISP uses an advanced content-aware AI camera for more refined and realistic results. When taking a photo, the machine learning-based AI camera recognizes multiple objects, surroundings and faces in the scene. It then applies optimal settings for color, white balance, exposure, dynamic range and more to produce professional quality images.
With support for 8K resolution, the Exynos 2200’s advanced multi-format codec (MFC) brings videos to life. It decodes videos 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 incorporates an energy-efficient AV1 decoder allowing for longer playing time. The advanced display solution includes HDR10+ adding more dynamic range and depth to the image and offers refresh rates of up to 144Hz for a more responsive and smoother transition experience when scrolling or playing games.
The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production. Click on here to learn more about the Exynos 2200.
For more information on Samsung’s Exynos products, please visit http://www.samsung.com/exynos.
* Actual performance may vary depending on device and user environment.