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Samsung’s Exynos 2200 mobile processor uses an AMD ray tracing GPU

Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 2200, its first mobile processor with an AMD RDNA 2-powered GPU that will allow ray-tracing and other gaming features. System-on-chip (SoC) is likely to be part of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S22, which is rumored to be launched at an Unpacked event on February 8th.

The Exynos 2200 with AMD's "Xclipse" GPU will be manufactured on Samsung's 4-nanometer EUV process. "Samsung's Xclipse GPU is the first result of several planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs," said AMD Senior VP David Wang.

The CPU, meanwhile, will use a high-powered Cortex-X2 "flagship" along with three performance and efficiency balanced Cortex-A710 big-cores and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little-cores. The image processor is designed to support camera sensors up to 200 megapixels, which Isocell HP1 Samsung unveiled in September last year.

Samsung's Exynos 2200 processor uses an AMD ray tracing GPU

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AMD and Samsung announced a collaboration in 2019 with the expectation that AMD's graphics technology would be used in Exyno's smartphone processors. Rumors early in 2021 suggested that AMD-powered Samsung processors would be coming soon, and at Computex, AMD confirmed that an upcoming Exynos mobile system-on-chip would have RDNA 2 graphics technology.

The Exynos 2200 was supposed to be launched earlier, but Samsung mysteriously did not show its own launch event, which was originally scheduled for January 11th. Typically, Exynos processors are earmarked for regions outside of North America, while the United States gets Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors. That would mean you would not see the AMD GPU and its ray-tracing features in the state, but we'll have to wait for the Galaxy S22 launch to confirm that.

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