We can all agree that 2021 was a fantastic year for Samsung, and we witnessed the company grow a lot and learn from its past mistakes. There’s a lot to look forward to from the company in 2022, and it seems like it isn’t taking breaks. In a new teaser trailer, the company revealed RDNA 2 graphics will power the upcoming Exynos 2200.
Exynos 2200 with RDNA 2: Can it finally turn tables?
The Snapdragon Vs. Exynos debate hasn’t always been that impressive as Samsung’s Exynos processors have always lagged behind Qualcomm’s due to the lack of better GPUs and poor optimizations. We saw enormous optimization improvements from Exynos 990 to Exynos 2100, and while 2100 is not perfect, it’s still better than any Exynos chipset ever released.
Then comes GPU performance. Exynos SoCs have traditionally shipped with ARM’s Mali GPUs that aren’t as good as Qualcomm’s Adreno counterparts. However, with RDNA 2, Samsung might finally be able to beat Qualcomm. We’ve seen the undisputed RDNA 2 in action in devices like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and even the upcoming Steam Deck.
Now, this doesn’t mean the graphics capabilities of 2200-powered smartphones will be similar to that of a console, but it’ll give Samsung a much more substantial boost as mobile gaming has witnessed an astounding growth over the past few years.
The Exynos 2200 will likely power Samsung’s upcoming flagships like the Galaxy S22/Ultra. The Exynos models are limited to Asian and European audiences; hence, expect the US variant of S22 to arrive with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.