When Samsung and AMD first confirmed they were collaborating on a GPU for the Exynos chipset, expectations were high. There have even been rumors that the new Exynos 2200 will be more powerful than the current Apple chipset, traditionally considered the best in the business. Nevertheless, according to the first benchmark tests, the flagship chipset from Samsung presented today is still inferior to the competing solution from Qualcomm.
Samsung today finally unveiled the Exynos 2200 which, as expected, uses the latest ARMv9 cores, which are faster and more power efficient than previous generation solutions. The chip is manufactured using the 4nm process technology and carries the Xclipse 920 GPU on the AMD RDNA 2 architecture, which unfortunately did not allow it to surpass the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Insider Ishan Agarwal shared the results of testing the upcoming flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is based on the latest Samsung chipset. The device scored 965,474 in AnTuTu. In the Geekbench benchmark, the smartphone achieves 1,108 and 3,516 points in the single-core and multi-core tests. In GFXbench Aztec Ruins, the frame rate reached 109 FPS.
For comparison, last year’s Exynos 2100-based Galaxy S21 Ultra scored 657,150 in AnTuTu. This low result is largely due to GPU performance, while CPU performance is only slightly below that of the new product. The Exynos 2100 scores 1081 and 3463 respectively on the single-core and multi-core Geekbench tests. However, the frame rate in GFXbench Aztec Ruins does not exceed 71.54 FPS.
As you can see, the new Exynos 2200 has really grown in terms of graphics performance, but hasn’t changed much in terms of CPU performance.
But if we compare the performance of the new Exynos 2200 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the result will not be in favor of the Samsung solution. A smartphone based on the current flagship Qualcomm platform in AnTuTu wins 977,613 points. In Geekbench, the chip achieves 1235 and 3837 points in the single-core and multi-core tests. The biggest gap can be seen in GFXbench Aztec Ruins, where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s Adreno GPU hits 139.25 FPS, 30 fps more than the AMD graphics in the new Exynos.
Judging by these numbers, Samsung’s Exynos-based flagships will again be inferior to the same devices, but with Snapdragon chips. However, the gap between the platforms is not as big as it was last year, so in real usage scenarios, both versions of the smartphone are likely to provide users with comparable performance.