Samsung Exynos 2200 and Exynos 1200
At present, there are common mobile SoC mainly include Apple’s A-Series, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Series, Samsung’s Exynos Series, Huawei Kirin series, but the market share is mainly occupied by Qualcomm, while the top performer’s crown goes to Apple.
Apple and Qualcomm have ruled the market in terms of mobile chip performance for many years, which may be about to change, as Samsung is introducing AMD’s Radeon GPU technology to its new Exynos products, which is expected to cause a qualitative change.
Multiple sources indicate that Samsung is building a top flagship SoC, most likely the successor to the Exynos 2100, tentatively named the Exynos 2200. According to the reports, the new Samsung Exynos series with AMD GPU architecture expected to be released in July and is about to bring some surprises to the market.
In addition, there is also news that a manufacturer may be one step ahead of Samsung Electronics to launch mass production models of Exynos 2200, but the exact authenticity is unknown, but if there is, I think it should be Vivo.
From the previously revealed benchmark results of the 3D Mark Wild Life section of the Samsung Exynos 2200, the Exynos chip with AMD Radeon GPU and Cortex-A77 CPU scored 8134 points with an average frame rate of 50fps. As a comparison, the iPhone 12 with the A14 processor scored 7,442 points with an average frame rate of 40fps.
Even though the frequency limit severely reduces the performance by roughly 30%, it is still more powerful than ARM’s latest-generation or even next-generation GPU (Mali-G710).
It’s worth noting that the final chipset Exynos 2200 is faster and should perform better than the Cortex-A77 core used in the above test after switching to ARM’s latest Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A710 CPU cores.
Recently, a news cone out that Samsung has now made four prototypes, the main difference lies in the CPU large core, two of which are Cortex-X1, one is Cortex-X2, and the other is a relatively conservative A78. SoC development process, there are often different prototypes, not to mention that Samsung is the first time to use RDNA GPU, naturally to test different CPU scheduling.
According to Samsung’s previous hints, the next-generation Exynos is going to use Armv9 instruction set system architecture, so it may use Cortex-X2 large core debut, according to Arm, X2 performance is 16% higher than X1.
But ultimately whether this is the case or not, after all, there are heat, power consumption, and stability to consider. The AMD GPU’s energy efficiency remains to be seen, and we’ll only know the actual performance of the Galaxy S22 series when it launches early next year.
Samsung Exynos 1200
Besides the Exynos 2200 flagship SoC, the latest news speculates that Samsung is also working on another SoC tentatively named Exynos 1200 which will be the successor of Exynos 1080.
Related media said that Samsung is testing the Exynos processor model S5E8825, considering the Exynos 2200 processor model S5E9925, thus guessing that S5E8825 will be named Exynos 1200, which is the successor of Exynos 1080.
The Samsung Exynos 1080 released in 2020, is using the 5nm process, running score compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. As a successor, the Samsung Exynos 1200 processor is either a 5nm processor Samsung’s new 4nm process.
Not only that, the Exynos 1200 may use ARM’s latest V9 architecture as well as the Cortex A710 and Cortex A510 architectures, and may even integrate AMD GPU, as Samsung was previously rumored to be developing several Exynos chips with integrated AMD GPU, which does not rule out the possibility of the Exynos 1200 integrating AMD GPU.
Unfortunately, however, Samsung may not use the Exynos 1200 in its models, as the Exynos 1080 has not been used in Galaxy phones or tablets so far, so the Exynos 1200 may be carried by Vivo/Oppo and other smartphone brands.