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Samsung Announces Mass Production of Exynos 2200 Mobile Processor

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Samsung said on Tuesday that it has begun mass production of its new mobile application processor Exynos 2200, which may be powering the upcoming Galaxy S22 series of smartphones.

Samsung is promising to bring video game console-like graphics to smartphones with its new Exynos 2200 mobile processor, reads a new press release.

The Samsung Exynos 2200 processor is a 4nm chip with eight ARMv9 CPU cores, a neural processing unit for AI, and an Xclipse 920 GPU that brings RDNA 2 technology and support for features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading to smartphones.

Samsung officially announced the chip on Tuesday, a week after the company mysteriously postponed its original unveiling for the Exynos 2200, without explanation.

The chip stands out by taking AMD’s RDNA 2 technology — which also powers the graphics on the PS5 and Xbox Series X — and packing it inside a mobile processor. AMD first teased the chip in June, heralding it as the first time the RDNA 2 architecture would expand to smartphones.

“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 RDNA 2 architecture can be found on the Exynos 2200 through a dedicated GPU called “Xclipse,” according to Samsung. “Like an eclipse, the Xclipse GPU will bring an end to the old era of mobile gaming and mark the start of an exciting new chapter,” it added.

“With the Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with RDNA 2 graphics technology from the industry leader AMD, the Exynos 2200 will redefine mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance. As well as bringing the best mobile experience to the users, Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the journey in logic chip innovation.”

The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production, which means it should make its way inside at least some international variants of the Galaxy S22 series that’s seemingly coming next month.

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