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Samsung unveiled its new flagship processor Exynos 2200, built on 4nm process technology

Samsung unveiled its new flagship processor Exynos 2200, built on 4nm process technology
19 January 2022

Yesterday at the presentation, the new Samsung Exynos 2200 processor was announced. It will become the flagship this year and will be installed in all top Samsung smartphones and tablets in 2022. In this article, we will look at the declared specifications and compare the performance of the Exynos 2200 in benchmarks with other processors from Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek. As it turned out, not everything is as sweet with performance as marketers promised us at the presentation.

What benefits did marketers talk about at the presentation

Samsung Exynos 2200

Samsung tells us that with its new Exynos 2200 processor, we will get high-quality graphics on our mobile devices, like on game consoles. Here’s what it looks like in the teaser video:

Graphics processing in Exynos 2200, almost like on consoles and PC

Xclipse GPU is responsible for high-speed graphics processing in high quality.

Samsung Exynos 2200

Xclipse graphics core supports ray tracing technology, hardware acceleration function. And this means that in games that will also support these technologies, you will get a very realistic picture: light reflections from objects, given their movement. And this picture will be quickly rendered in high resolution with the required frame rate (90 Hz or 120 Hz).

Samsung Exynos 2200

By the way, about the refresh rate and image smoothness. There is another technology called variable rate shading. This feature has already been implemented in games on PC and consoles. It’s now available for mobile games as well so developers can specify lower shading to areas where quality won’t be affected. This technology will improve the smoothness of the image and the refresh rate, which is critical in mobile games.

Exynos 2200 Specifications

The eight-core Exynos 2200 is built using the 4 nm process technology on the AMD RDNA2 architecture. This is the first chip to integrate Armv9 cores.

Inside the Exynos 2200 is one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores for performance/efficiency balancing, and four Cortex-A510 cores for power efficiency.

Samsung Exynos 2200

Exynos 2200 supports:

  • 200 MP camera modules
  • can provide 8K video rendering
  • connection to 4K monitors with a refresh rate of 120Hz, or QHD+ monitors with a refresh rate of 144Hz
  • LPDDR5 RAM and built-in UFS 3.1 storage
  • 5G modems at frequencies below 6 GHz and at millimeter wave frequencies.

Comparison of Exynos 2200 with last year’s Exynos 2100 processor

Compared to the Exynos 2100, the new version managed to double the performance and increase the number of parallel computing per unit of time. Also, Exynos 2200 has improved performance for calculating AI functions.

Exynos 2200 results in GeekBench and AnTuTu benchmarks

As they say: «Everything is known in comparison.» Therefore, it is important to always look and compare new devices with competitors. And the AnTuTu and GeekBench benchmarks help us with this.

Exynos 2200 AnTuTu results

In AnTuTu 9.0 tests, the new Exynos 2200 chipset scored 965,874 points. Look at the comparison table of results:

Samsung Exynos 2200

Here you can see that the Exynos 2200 performed very well compared to the Exynos 2100 (in the Galaxy S21) and Snapdragon 888 (in the Galaxy S21 FE 5G).

Exynos 2200 GeekBench Results

But in GeekBench tests, the new processor surprisingly did not show a significant increase in performance (according to the results published by the MySmartPrice resource).

Let’s start with a multi-core test:

Samsung Exynos 2200

Exynos 2200 scored 3516 in GeekBench 5 Multi-core. And this is almost the same figure as the Galaxy S21 Ultra based on Exynos 2100.

In the GeekBench 5 Single-core test, the new chipset scored 1108 points, which was also comparable to the Galaxy S21 Ultra based on the Snapdragon 888 (5 nm).

Samsung Exynos 2200

One question arises when looking at these results: if this is true, then where is the promised performance boost for the 2022 flagship processor, the Exynos 2200?

Let’s not make hasty conclusions for now, but wait for the official announcement of new smartphones based on Exynos 2200. Then we can discuss the results of each test in more detail.

Exynos 2200 performance compared to Apple A15 Bionic, Snapdragon 888 and Dimensity 9000 chipsets

And the last thing I want to write about is a comparison of the Exynos 2200 with other flagship processors.

Samsung Exynos 2200

Here, last year’s Apple A15 Bionic processor turned out to be the leader. And the new Exynos 2200 was at the end of the peak, losing second and third places to Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen1, respectively.

According to the results of this test, the new Exynos 2200 showed performance at the level of the Snapdragon 888 processor, which was announced in December 2020.

These are very strange results. They were published by the popular account @Univerce.


The Exynos 2200 showed disappointing results in benchmarks, losing out to other flagship processors from Apple, Qualcomm and MediTek.

Meanwhile, in our opinion, we should not jump to conclusions that the new processor is really bad.

Let’s wait for the announcement of the first smartphones Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G.

The date of the official presentation of Unpacked is already known — February 9, 2022. There is not much left to wait.

Stay with us to be aware of all the announcements.


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