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.
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.com||Samsung Exynos 2400|
|Samsung Exynos 2200|
|Samsung Exynos 2100|
|Process Technology||TBC||4nm Samsung 4LPE||5nm Samsung 5LPE|
|Big Core||TBC||1x Cortex X2 @ 2.8 GHz||1x Cortex X1 @ 2.91 GHz|
|Medium Core||TBC||3x Cortex A710 @ 2.5 GHz||3x Cortex A78 @ 2.81 GHz|
|Small Core||TBC||4x Cortex 510 @ 1.7 GHz||4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.2 GHz|
|GPU||Samsung Xclipse 940 (RDNA3)||Samsung Xclipse 920 (AMD RDNA2)||Mali-G78 MP14|
|GPU Clock||TBC||rumored 1.3~1.4 GHz||854 MHz|
|CPU Performance||+70% vs. Exynos 2200||+5% vs Exynos 2100||+19% ST vs Exynos 990|
+33% MT vs Exynos 990
|GPU Performance||TBC||+17% vs Mali-G78MP14||+40% vs Mali-G77MP11|