Everything indicates that the first Exynos with RDNA 2 graphics from AMD will be released on January 11, 2022 . Expectations around this SoC are high, not only because of its inclusion in variants of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and other top-of-the-range Samsung devices, but also because it can represent a turning point in the execution of locally installed video games on mobiles and tablets. .
It was the same official Samsung Exynos account that announced the event with its date, so there is no doubt that we will finally see the Exynos 2200 (or at least it is the model that we expect to see) officially presented. This SoC is the result of about two years of work by Samsung and AMD, when both companies announced that they would work together to integrate the graphics technology of the latter into the ARM processors of the former.
Despite the fact that AMD’s dedicated RDNA 2 graphics have not finished catching on at a technological level due to their poor performance with ray tracing and a FidelityFX Super Resolution that on a qualitative level has turned out to be little compared to the DLSS of NVIDIA, there is no doubt that the architecture developed by Radeon offers very high performance in rasterization .
#PlaytimeIsOver . The gaming marketplace is about to get serious. Stay tuned for the next #Exynos with the new GPU born from RDNA 2. January 11, 2022. pic.twitter.com/0H2MeVUbeS
– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) December 30, 2021
Retaking the Exynos 2200 and its GPU with RDNA 2 architecture, it will have on that last front with dedicated hardware to accelerate ray tracing and it should offer very good performance , enough to move games with a graphical load similar to that seen in the generation of consoles starring PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which would not be bad at all, and we will see how it ends compared to Apple’s impressive ARM SoCs . Pending the official presentation, its basic characteristics point to the following:
- A high performance Cortex-X2 core.
- Three high-performance Cortex-A710 cores.
- Four high-efficiency Cortex-A510 cores.
- A Radeon RDNA 2 GPU with 6 compute units, and therefore will have 384 shaders, 24 texturing units, 8 raster units and 6 cores to accelerate ray tracing.
The fact that the ARM spectrum is dominated by Android should put Vulkan at the center as an API for videogames and applications that handle “heavy graphics”, or at least it should be while we see until where Fuchsia is coming from and what decisions Google makes around its latest operating system, which has already begun to roll out on Nest devices.
On January 11, 2022 we should have all the answers about the Exynos 2200, if it is really the processor to present and not another Exynos model with RDNA 2.