Samsung announces Exynos 2400 mobile processor featuring “Xclipse 940” GPU with AMD RDNA3 architecture

Published: Oct 6th 2023, 07:05 GMT   Comments

Xclipse 940 officially features AMD RDNA3

AMD RDNA3 enters ultra-low power devices. 

The Xclipse 930 is about to pass the torch to its successor. Unfortunately, the Exynos 2200 did not receive an upgrade to the 2300 variant with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. The entire lineup of the company’s flagship series was exclusively powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, with no Exynos chips in sight for the series. However, there’s a belief that Samsung may reintroduce the Exynos, their in-house design, for the next-generation S24 series, which is rumored to offer a significant boost in performance.

Samsung has officially confirmed that the Exynos 2400 boasts a 1.7x increase in CPU performance compared to the 2200 and an impressive 14.7x boost in AI workload acceleration. While this indicates a much more capable AI accelerator, it remains unclear whether it’s a Samsung or AMD design.

The Exynos 2400 proudly features the RDNA3 architecture from AMD, marking AMD’s foray into low-power SoCs. Samsung promises significant improvements in ray tracing capabilities, delivering enhanced realism and immersion in gaming. This includes improved global illumination, reflections, and shadow rendering. The focus for the Xclipse 940 is clearly on gaming, although specific details about the GPU configuration have not been provided by the company.

For context, the Xclipse 920 is equipped with 6 RDNA2 compute units (384 Stream Processors) and was, on average, 30% slower than the Snapdragon Gen 1. Rumors suggest that Samsung plans to use the Exynos 2400 in select regional versions of the Galaxy S24 and S24+ models, while the Ultra version is expected to exclusively feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip.

Exynos 2400 vs. Adreno 740,Source: TechReve

The leaked tests show that in its current state, the GPU is actually slower than Adreno 740 in Snapdragon 8 Gen2. However, this may still be a validation platform undergoing optimization as the Galaxy S24 series is not expected to launch until Q1 2024.

Samsung Galaxy S Series SoCs
VideoCardz.comSamsung Exynos 2400
Samsung Exynos 2200
Samsung Exynos 2100
Release Year202420222021
Process TechnologyTBC4nm Samsung 4LPE5nm Samsung 5LPE
Big CoreTBC1x Cortex X2 @ 2.8 GHz1x Cortex X1 @ 2.91 GHz
Medium CoreTBC3x Cortex A710 @ 2.5 GHz3x Cortex A78 @ 2.81 GHz
Small CoreTBC4x Cortex 510 @ 1.7 GHz4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.2 GHz
GPUSamsung Xclipse 940 (RDNA3)Samsung Xclipse 920 (AMD RDNA2)Mali-G78 MP14
GPU ClockTBCrumored 1.3~1.4 GHz854 MHz
CPU Performance+70% vs. Exynos 2200+5% vs Exynos 2100+19% ST vs Exynos 990
+33% MT vs Exynos 990
GPU PerformanceTBC+17% vs Mali-G78MP14+40% vs Mali-G77MP11

Source: Samsung, Tech Reve

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