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Samsung delays launch for RDNA 2-powered Exynos 2200 SoC

On December 30th, Samsung teased that it would announce its new RDNA 2-powered Exynos chip on January 11th. The day came and went, but the Exynos 2200 remains unannounced, leading many to question what exactly happened. Samsung has now stated that it has rescheduled the announcement, but didn’t specify the reason for the delay.

According to BusinessKorea (via VideoCardz), Samsung has rescheduled the SoC’s announcement to coincide with the launch of the Galaxy S22, the first phone to feature the Exynos 2200 – which, in fairness, does make sense. In addition, the company stated there are no issues with the chip’s performance or production, but rumours are suggesting otherwise.

A leaker at Weibo called “Ice Universe” claims that the chip’s original target frequency was 1.9GHz. However, temperatures were higher than expected when setting the chip at that frequency, leading to Samsung reducing the clock frequency. That led to a new clock speed of 1.29GHz, but in an apparent effort “to restore some dignity”, Samsung plans to increase frequency to 1.49GHz.

Ice Universe was the same leaker that shared the alleged specifications of the RDNA2 GPU found on the upcoming Exynos chip. This GPU is expected to be based on Samsung’s 4nm node, featuring 6 CUs (384x stream processors).

The Galaxy S22 series and Exynos 2200 SoC announcements will happen at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, scheduled for February 8th. That’s if Samsung doesn’t decide to delay the event.

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KitGuru says: Many were expecting great things from this chip. After all, it’s not every day we see two companies like AMD and Samsung working on the same product. Unfortunately, it seems that those that want to know more about the new Exynos chip will have to wait another month.

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