The Samsung Xclipse GPU itself is powered by the AMD RDNA 2 architecture, which will deliver high-graphics computing on mobile devices.
Not only that, the Samsung Exynos 2200 will also rely on the latest Arm-based CPU and improved neural processing unit (NPU).
The Samsung Exynos 2200 chipset will deliver the best gaming experience on a smartphone, as well as enhance the overall experience in social media and photography applications.
The Samsung Xclipse GPU is a unique hybrid graphics processor positioned between console and mobile graphics processors. Xclipse is a combination of the ‘X’ which represents Exynos, and the word ‘eclipse’ (eclipse).
Like eclipse, Xclipse GPU will end the old era of mobile gaming and mark the start of an exciting new chapter.
With the high-performance AMD RDNA 2 architecture as the backbone, Xclipse inherits advanced graphics features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (RT) and variable rate shading (VRS) that were previously only available on PCs, laptops and consoles.
Ray tracing is a revolutionary technology that closely simulates how light behaves physically in the real world. By calculating the movement and color characteristics of light rays as they bounce off surfaces, ray tracing produces realistic lighting effects for graphically rendered scenes.
To offer the most immersive graphics and user experience even on mobile devices, Samsung has collaborated with AMD to realize the industry’s first hardware-accelerated ray tracing on mobile GPUs.
Variable rate shading is a technique that optimizes GPU workloads by allowing developers to apply lower shading levels in areas where overall quality will not be affected.
This gives the GPU more room to work in the areas that matter most to gamers and increases frame-rates for smoother gameplay.
In addition, Xclipse GPU comes with various technologies such as advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) which improves overall performance and efficiency.
The Samsung Exynos 2200 is one of the first in the market to integrate the latest Armv9 CPU cores from Arm which offers substantial improvements over the Armv8 in terms of security and performance, two areas that are becoming very important in today’s mobile communications devices.
The octa-core CPU on the Exynos 2200 is designed in a tri-cluster structure consisting of one powerful flagship-core Arm Cortex-X2, three large Cortex-A710 cores balanced in performance and efficiency, and four small, power-efficient Cortex-A510 cores. .
The Samsung Exynos 2200 offers artificial intelligence (AI) in a more powerful device with an improved NPU. NPU performance is doubled over its predecessor, enabling more parallel calculations and improved AI performance.
This NPU now offers much higher precision with support for FP16 (16bit floating point) in addition to the power-efficient INT8 (8bit integer) and INT16.
Additionally, the Exynos 2200 integrates a fast 3GPP Release 16 5G modem that supports sub-6GHz and mmWave (millimeter Wave) spectrum bands.
With E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC), which utilizes 4G LTE and 5G NR signals, this modem can increase speeds up to 10Gbps.
For security, the Samsung Exynos 2200 comes with an Integrated Secure Element (iSE) for storing cryptographic keys as well as acting as a RoT (Root of Trust). In addition, HW inline encryption for UFS and DRAM has been strengthened so that encryption of user data is only shared securely only within secure domains.