January 20, 2022

RDNA 2 GPU on Exynos 2200 Worse than MediaTek Dimensity 9000 “Mali” GPU, Apple A15; Delayed [Report]


Opposite to earlier rumors, it appears to be like just like the RDNA 2 graphics processor on Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC isn’t performing fairly in addition to anticipated. In actual fact, in accordance with Ice Universe (well-reputed supply on Samsung {hardware}), the RDNA 2 GPU on the Exynos 2200 even falls in need of the Mali GPU on the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. Moreover, Apple’s A15 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 have GPUs a lot sooner than the RDNA 2 implementation on Samsung’s Exynos 2200. Moreover, Samsung’s official Twitter account has deleted its tweet saying the eleventh January launch (which suggests the Exy 2200 has been delayed).

By way of: @Ice Universe on Twitter

Samsung’s earlier Exynos designs have repeatedly misplaced to rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC each when it comes to efficiency in addition to effectivity. Whereas a lot of this boils all the way down to the less-than-impressive nodes the Korean chipmaker has to supply, a part of the blame additionally falls to the IC design aspect.

Contemplating the leaks we’ve seen prior to now, it’d be secure to say that they had been high-power or actively cooled SoCs that may’t be used for retail with out considerably nerfing the facility or clocks, almost certainly each. This has been indicated by a number of sources, however none highlighted such a drastic drop in efficiency. It may additionally need to do with Samsung implementing its personal energy profiles on AMD’s graphics IP, one thing the chipmaker had already warned in opposition to.

Both approach, it signifies that the Exynos 2200 powered gadgets shall be pushed to the second quarter of the 12 months, with future designs probably in jeopardy. We’ll replace this put up because the story develops.

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