With the Exynos 2022, mobile processors with AMD graphics are working for the first time in the Samsung Galaxy S22. Now the manufacturer has formally teased the SoC and has also given details about the graphics architecture.
Samsung has traditionally used specially developed processor chips from the Exynos series in many of its smartphones. The latest chip in this lineup is called the Exynos 2200 and is expected to power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22. Pros: Instead of an ARM graphics unit, the Exynos 2200 is said to have a GPU from popular graphics card manufacturer AMD for the first time. In a video on Twitter, Samsung teased launching a SoC (System on a Chip) for January 11.
AMD Technology of Next Generation Computers and Consoles
For Samsung, the AMD graphics architecture used in the Exynos 2200 is called RDNA 2. It is the same technology used in the current high-end graphics cards of the Radeon RX 6000 series or in the next generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X fiddling with. Theoretically, the graphics solution on the Exynos 2200 should also be able to provide realistic light calculations through ray tracing.
However, there's still a big question mark behind the issue of how power-efficient AMD graphics will work in smartphones and what performance jumps could possibly occur in mobile features given the sparse power reserves and thermal limitations. Ideally, however, Samsung SoCs could achieve significant performance gains thanks to their partnership with AMD.
For AMD, cooperation with Samsung is not one of the expeditions into the mobile realm. The RDNA-2 graphics architecture will also be used in the upcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming feature, among others.