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AMD RDNA 2 GPU on Samsung’s Exynos 2200 Loses to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in Gaming: 75% Slower

Another review of the Exynos 2200 and its Xclipse 920 GPU has surfaced, and let’s just say the 1st round of collaboration between AMD and Samsung has been a thorough failure. YouTuber Golden Reviewer put the Galaxy S22 Ultra through its paces and got some not unexpected results. We’re primarily concerned with the Xclipse 920 GPU which is based on AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture and that’s what we’ll focus on.

Earlier, we saw the Exynos 2200 get destroyed by the SD 8 Gen 1 in synthetic benchmarks in both CPU and GPU metrics. This time around, we get to see how it performs in real-world scenarios, namely Genshin Impact. The game was tested for 14 minutes, wherein the frame rates were mostly stable at 30 FPS. There were however a few drops to 20, and a low of 13 FPS.

In comparison, the Adreno GPU on Qualcomm 8 Gen 1 averaged a whopping 52.9 FPS. That translates to a lead of 75%. Rather pathetic, no? It’d be fair to say that the hardware isn’t entirely at fault here, and much of the performance deficit boils down to firmware and driver discrepancies. Regardless, it’s an absolutely depressing showing from the Xclipse 920.

The Exynos 2200 loses to the Snapdragon even in terms of power efficiency. In 3DMark Wildlife Extreme, it’s a considerable 55 points worse than the SD 8 Gen 1, while also lagging by 400 points. Similar scenes can be seen in GFXBench. Here, the Exynos 2200 nets 141 FPS, 34 FPS less than the SD’s 175 FPS, while being five points worse when it comes to power efficiency.

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, engineering dropout, and PC gamer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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