Samsung’s New Exynos 2200 Processor with AMD RDNA 2 GPU Reportedly a Huge Disappointment

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Samsung used the phrase “game changer” to describe its latest Exynos processor with AMD RDNA 2-based Xclipse GPU in an announcement last month, but there is now growing indication that the chip may have been majorly overhyped. Numbers such as those shared by tech YouTuber TechAlter have suggested that while the Exynos 2200 features significant improvement in the neural processing department, the new mobile processor can only claim 5 percent greater CPU performance and 17 percent greater GPU performance versus its predecessor, the Exynos 2100. The numbers for the Exynos 2200’s Xclipse GPU are certainly surprising, as many had assumed that AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics technology would have delivered a much greater graphics boost alongside features such as hardware accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS).

Exynos 2200 CPU Is Only 5 Percent Faster Than Last Year’s Exynos 2100; RDNA-Based Xclipse 920 GPU Disappoints Too (Wccftech)

  • Surely, AMD’s expertise would have greatly benefited Samsung’s chipmaking efforts, right? Sadly, no, because the same numbers claim that the new graphics processor is only 17 percent faster than ARM’s Mali-G78 MP14 found in the Exynos 2100.
  • TechAltar points out that power efficiency and heat metrics were not shared, so things could get far worse if the Exynos 2200 thermal throttles when it is stressed enough.
  • He also says that Qualcomm had a better GPU, with the chipset maker making improvements of 50 percent compared to the last generation, thus widening that performance gap.

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