Samsung teases support for ray tracing via Exynos chip


Samsung teased an image showing ray tracing support within one of its upcoming Exynos processors, at a glimpse of what could bring a major boost to mobile graphics.

And when AMD announced that it has partnered with Samsung to bring RDNA 2 into a futuristic mobile phone chip in Computex 2021People were expecting some big developments, including the possibility of porting some of AMD’s desktop graphics technologies to mobile chips.

according to for post Official via the Chinese Weibo platform, the South Korean company confirmed that the future Exynos chip includes support for ray tracing in the GPU.

In the post, the company presented a side-by-side comparison to show the effects of ray tracing, which include more realistic light modeling, improved dynamic range, and more.

According to the leaks, the Exynos 2200 chip includes an ARM Cortex-X2 core clocked at 2.9 GHz, three cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, four cores clocked at 2.2 GHz, and an AMD graphics processing unit clocked at 1250 MHz.

The AMD GPU in Samsung’s next flagship Exynos chip is likely to deliver massive performance improvements over the Mali-G78MP14 processor on the Exynos 2100.

Ray tracing is an advanced graphics display technology supported in desktop GPUs, the company said. By calculating the position of the light and the area of ​​reflection, the pixels in the position area are displayed one by one to produce a lifelike effect. This technology is about to hit smartphones with Exynos, taking the mobile gaming experience to a higher level.

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Samsung Exynos Equipped with AMD Graphics Processor

The company did not say which particular chip is getting ray tracing or a timeline for its release. But many speculate that this chip could be the next Exynos 2200. Which is expected to appear in some versions of the Galaxy S22.

Galaxy S phones in North America usually feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. While international models get Exynos processors.

The image appears to be an illustration of the power of ray tracing that makes the scenes more realistic. This is done by calculating the path of light and tracking it as it bounces around a specific environment.

To add more credence to the rumors, leaked benchmarks that appear to be from the Exynos 2200 have begun to arrive. The GPU performance is similar to that of the Apple A14 Bionic chip. Which is very promising since Samsung still has months to tune and improve performance.

And with Google creating a chip designed specifically for the Pixel 6 lineup called Google Tensor. And Samsung’s partnership with AMD to build a graphics processor for its phones. The battle for supremacy is heating up, and smartphone makers are trying to keep up.

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