Ahead of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S22 range, the South Korean giant is all set to unveil a new Exynos chipset that’s believed to be the long-rumored Exynos 2200 version. The company has set January 11 to be the date for the reveal of whatever this new SoC will be.
What’s exciting is that Samsung itself has said that this next Exynos chip will feature a GPU born from AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. In case that sounds familiar, the setup is used for powering next-gen graphics on the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, apart from AMD’s very own RX 6000-series graphics cards.
That much power in a smartphone SoC is both unnecessary and impractical so it’s safe to say that we’re going to see some sort of a modified version of the RDNA 2 architecture on the next Exynos chipset. However, back at Computex 2021, it was indeed mentioned by AMD that it’s working with Samsung to bring raytracing and variable rate shading to smartphones with the latter’s Exynos chip.
Lisa Su, CEO, AMD had said during her keynote address, “AMD has partnered with industry leader Samsung for several years to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market and we’re happy to announce that we will bring custom graphics IP to Samsung’s next flagship SoC with raytracing and variable rate shading capabilities.”
MediaTek and Qualcomm have both revealed their flagship chipsets for 2022 already. Both the companies have opted for the 4nm process node and the latest ARMv9 architecture for their processors. Meanwhile, Apple and Google have their own in-house chipsets in the form of the A15 Bionic and Tensor SoC, respectively.
We’ll have everything about the Samsung Exynos 2200 when it’s unveiled on January 11.