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Samsung Introduces Game Changing Exynos 2200 Processor with Xclipse GPU Powered by AMD RDNA 2 Architecture – Samsung Global Newsroom

The new premium mobile processor comes with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and state of the art Arm-based processing technology

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced its new premium mobile processor, the Exynos 2200. The Exynos 2200 is a redesigned mobile processor with a powerful AMD RDNA 2 architecture based Samsung Xclipse graphics processor (GPU). With the most groundbreaking arm®-based CPU cores available on the market today and an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU), the Exynos 2200 will enable the ultimate mobile phone gaming experience, as well as enhance the overall experience in social media apps and photography.

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"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 created the Exynos 2200 to give smartphone users the best experience. With Xclipse, our new mobile GPU built with RDNA 2 graphics technology from industry-leading AMD, the Exynos 2200 will redefine mobile gaming experience, aided by enhanced graphics and AI performance, "said Yongin Park, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics." In addition to bringing it best mobile experience for users, Samsung will continue its efforts to lead the journey in logical chip innovation. "

The industry's first hardware-accelerated beam tracking on mobile for the ultimate gaming experience

The Xclipse GPU is a unique hybrid graphics processor located between the console and the mobile graphics processor. Xclipse is the combination of 'X' representing Exynos and the word 'eclipse'. As 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.

With the high-performance AMD RDNA 2 architecture as its backbone, Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features such as hardware-accelerated ray-tracing (RT) and variable-speed shading (VRS) that were previously only available on PCs, laptops and consoles.

Radiation tracking is a revolutionary technology that closely simulates how light physically behaves in the real world. By calculating the motion and color characteristics of light rays as they bounce off the surface, ray tracing produces realistic light effects for graphically rendered scenes. To offer the most immersive graphics and user experiences even on mobile, Samsung has partnered with AMD to realize the industry's first hardware-accelerated ray-tracing ever on mobile GPUs.

Variable rate shading is a technique that optimizes the GPU workload by allowing developers to apply lower shadow speeds in areas where overall quality will not be affected. This gives the GPU more room to work in areas that matter most to gamers, and improves frame rate for smoother gameplay.

In addition, the Xclipse GPU comes with various technologies such as advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) that improve the overall performance and efficiency.

"AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends power-efficient, advanced graphics solutions for PCs, laptops, consoles, cars and now for mobile phones. Samsung's Xclipse GPU is the first result of several planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs," said David Wang , Senior Vice President of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD "We can not wait for mobile phone customers to experience the amazing gaming experiences based on our technology collaboration."

Improved 5G connectivity and Ironclad security features

Exynos 2200 is one of the first on the market to integrate Arm's latest Armv9 CPU cores, which offer a significant improvement over Armv8 in terms of security and performance, the two areas that are becoming critically important in today's mobile communication devices.

The Octa-core CPU in the Exynos 2200 is designed in a tri-cluster structure consisting of a single powerful Arm Cortex®-X2 flagship cores, three performance and efficiency balanced Cortex-A710 large cores and four power efficient Cortex-A510 small cores.

"Tomorrow's digital experiences require new levels of performance, security and efficiency," said Rene Haas, President of IP Products Group (IPG) at Arm. "As one of the first processors to incorporate the new Armv9 CPU cores, Samsung's Exynos 2200 Arms utilizes Total Compute strategy and key security features, such as Memory Tagging Extension (MTE), to deliver the custom-built computer and specialized processing, needed to power for future mobile experiences. "

The Exynos 2200 offers more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) on the device with an upgraded NPU. The NPU's performance is doubled compared to its predecessor, allowing multiple calculations in parallel and improving AI performance. The NPU now offers much higher precision with FP16 (16bit floating point) support in addition to power-saving INT8 (8bit integers) and INT16.

The Exynos 2200 also integrates a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter Wave) spectrum bands. With E-UTRAN New Radio - Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which uses both 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, the modem can boost speeds up to 10 Gbps.

For secure storage, the Exynos 2200 comes with Integrated Secure Element (iSE) to store private cryptographic keys as well as to play a role as RoT (Root of Trust). An inline encryption HW for UFS and DRAM has also been enhanced so that user data encryption is only shared securely within the secure domain.

Provides enhanced visual experience and professional-level images

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The Exynos 2200's image signal processor (ISP) architecture has been redesigned to support the latest ultra-high resolution image sensors up to 200 megapixels (MP). At 30 pictures per. second (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 run four simultaneously for advanced multi-camera setups. For video recording, your ISP supports up to 4K HDR (or 8K) resolution.

Together with the NPU, the ISP uses an advanced content-conscious AI camera for more refined and realistic results. When you take a picture, the machine-learning AI camera recognizes multiple objects, the environment, and faces in the scene. It then applies optimal settings for color, white balance, exposure, dynamic range and more to produce professional-level images.

With 8K resolution support, the Exynos 2200's advanced multi-format codec (MFC) videos are really coming 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 that enables longer playback time. The advanced display solution has HDR10 +, which adds more dynamic range and depth to the image and offers refresh rates of up to 144Hz for a more responsive and smoother transition experience when scrolling or playing games.

The Exynos 2200 is currently in mass production.

For more information on Samsung Exynos products, please visit http://www.samsung.com/exynos.

* Actual performance may vary depending on device and user environment.

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