Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC is well on track for a late 2021 launch. As per the latest leaks from the Clien forums, an engineering sample of the chip (from June) is up to 50% faster than the Apple A14 in graphics workloads, all courtesy of the accompanying RDNA 2 GPU. The graphics processor integrated into the mobile SoC in partnership with AMD features 6 CUs, with an operating (boost?) clock of 1.31GHz. The processor was benchmarked in GFXBench, and the following scores were observed:
- Manhattan 3.1: 170.7 FPS
- Aztec Normal: 121.4 FPS
- Aztec High: 51.5 FPS
These figures put the Exynos 2200 and the RDNA 2 GPU on it roughly 50% ahead of the Apple A14. Furthermore, this is an engineering sample and not the final retail sample which may be even faster. For comparison, the A14 scores in the same benchmark are as follows:
- Manhattan 3.1: 120 FPS
- Aztec Normal: 79.9 FPS
- Aztec High: 30 FPS
The newer scores (of the Exynos 2200) are a bit lower than the ones leaked a few months back due to reduced clock speeds. The GPU reportedly throttled a lot with higher than acceptable power consumption, forcing the engineers to scale down the operating frequency. Regardless, it seems to perform remarkably, and if the end results are close to these, it’ll be a killer mobile GPU.
The Exynos 2200 SoC paired with the RDNA 2 (codenamed Voyager) GPU will be fabbed on the foundry’s 4nm LPE node. It’ll feature eight CPU cores: x1 Cortex-X1 high-performance core, x3 Cortex-A78 medium cores, and x4 A55 low-power cores. The SoC is slated for a launch in December, 2021.