Samsung has announced a brand new premium mobile processor – the Exynos 2200, which features the AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based Samsung Xclipse graphics processing unit (GPU). It is also equipped with the most cutting-edge Arm®-based CPU cores available in the market today and an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU).
The Xclipse GPU is a one-of-a-kind hybrid graphic processor that is positioned between the console and the mobile graphics processor. Xclipse is the combination of ‘X’ that represents Exynos, and the word ‘eclipse’.
Thanks to the high-performance AMD RDNA 2 architecture used as its backbone, the Xclipse possesses advanced graphic features that were previously only available on PC, laptop and console, such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS).
The Xclipse GPU also boasts technologies such as advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO).
In terms of security and performance, which have become increasingly important in mobile communication devices, the Exynos 2022 integrates Arm’s latest Armv9 CPU cores, making it one of the first in the market to do so.
The octa-core CPU of Exynos 2200 is designed in a tri-cluster structure made up 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.
The Exynos 2200’s image signal processor architecture has been redesigned to support the latest image sensors for ultra-high resolutions of up to 200MO. At 30 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 concurrently for advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, the ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.
The NPU and ISP both utilize a content-aware AI camera for more refined and realistic results. When taking a photo, the machine learning based AI camera recognises not only faces, but multiple objects and the environment of the scene. This helps it apply optimal settings for colour, white balance, and exposure, among others.
With 8K resolution support, the Exynos 2200’s advanced multi-format codec (MFC) makes videos truly come to life. It decodes videos up to 4K at 240fps or 8K at 60fps and encodes up to 4K at 120fps or 8K at 30fps. In addition, the MFC integrates a power-efficient AV1 decoder, enabling longer playback time. The advanced display solution features HDR10+, adding more dynamic range and depth to the picture, and offers refresh rates of up to 144Hz.
The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production.