Samsung announced on Tuesday that it has started mass producing its new mobile application processor, Exynos 2200, which could be a component in the upcoming Galaxy S22 series of smartphones.

The chip, which is built using Samsung’s 4-nanometer EUV node, has a new GPU known as Xclipse (based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture) which the company said would offer users console-level experiences on smartphones.

The South Korean tech giant says that Xclipse features hardware-accelerated ray tracing to simulate how light behaves in the real world, inside a game, combined with variable rate shading.

A new generation of SoCs

With variable-rate shading, some of the areas in a game can have their shading rate reduced to optimize GPU workload. Xclipse will also have an advanced multi-IP governor, a feature that manages power efficiency in high-resolution games to improve the battery and keep it viable for longer.

According to AMD’s senior vice president of Radeon, Xclipse is only the first of many planned generations of the AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos chips.

Exynos 2200 also has an octa-core CPU design using Arm’s new Armv9 CPU core, which Samsung said improved security over the Armv8 cores.

Packed to the gills

The CPU is designed to have three clusters that include the four Cortes-A510 little cores, three Cortex-A710 big core, and the Cortex-X2 flagship core.

Samsung said that Exynos 2200 will have an upgraded on-device AI, which features a new neural processing unit (NPU) that doubles the performance of the previous generation. The NPU can also be used with the image signal processor to support more realistic photography.

That’s not all. Exynos 2200 comes with a 5G modem (3GPP Release 16 Standard, support for sub-6GHz and mmWave bands), EM-DC (for grouping 4G and 5G signals), and more.