New Exynos 2200 Powered By AMD Improves Samsung Mobile Gaming

Also adds better photo resolution and AI to the mix

Samsung is introducing its new premium mobile processor, the Exynos 2200, which is slated to bring console-quality graphics to its smartphones.

The Exynos 2200 is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Samsung and AMD as the processor’s GPU is being built with the latter’s RDNA 2 graphical architecture. According to Samsung, this allows the GPU, dubbed the Samsung Xclipse, to provide features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing on mobile.

Samsung Exynos 2200


Ray tracing is a technology that simulates realistic lighting in video games to provide an immersive experience, boosted even further by the Exynos chip. The technology can tax a device's CPU and cause a drop in performance. To remedy this, Samsung is also adding variable-rate shading and advanced multi-IP governor technologies.

Combined, the two features are said to boost the Xclipse's performance and efficiency to maintain smooth gameplay. It even features HDR10+ which offers refresh rates of up to 144Hz.

In addition to gaming, the Exynos 2200 supports ultra-high photo resolutions of up to 200 MP and 8K resolution for videos. The processor even uses a 'content-aware AI' that can recognize faces, objects, and the environment, then apply the optimal settings for that scene for easy professional-grade photographs.

Powering all of this is the Exynos’ eight-core CPU, consisting of one high-power Cortex-X2, three performance balanced Cortex-A170 cores, and four energy-efficient Cortex-A510 cores.

Samsung states that the Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production, but the company didn’t say which future devices will be getting this new powerful processor.

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