Samsung officially confirmed the launch/announcement date of the Galaxy S22 smartphone a few days back. The Korean manufacturer is planning to unveil its next-gen flagship during a live stream on the 9th of Feb, exactly 11 days and 22 minutes from now (at the time of writing). The Exynos 2200 SoC along with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will power Samsung’s next line of top-end smartphones.
To most of us, it’s the Exynos that’s of particular interest, namely due to the Xclipse 920 GPU paired with it. As already reported (a dozen times), the Xclipse graphics processor had been designed in partnership with AMD and is based on the RDNA 2 architecture. It’ll be the first mobile GPU to support hardware-accelerated ray-tracing and Variable Rate Shading (VRS).
The SoC is fabbed on Samsung’s 4nm EUV process node and includes three different Arm core clusters: Cortex X2, A710, and A510 for performance-intensive, moderately demanding, and lightly threaded workloads, respectively. On the GPU side, we’re looking at 4 compute units or 256 stream processors (ALUs) running at 1.5GHz (down from the original target of 2GHz).