Samsung Exynos 2200 is arguably an iconic mobile SoC that integrates AMD GPU graphics technology for the first time. This is the latest RDNA2 architecture, which has long been proven to be quite energy-efficient. However, we do not know if this architecture is not suitable for mobile terminals. We can not also tell if Samsung’s process and design have issues. However, what we know is that it does not live up to expectations from tests. This is quite a shocking result. There have long been reports that in the GPU aspect, the Exynos 2200 will completely beat the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. However, practical tests are proving otherwise.
Recently, a series of GPU tests were carried out using the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. The digital experts used the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with Exynos 2200 (SM-908B) as well as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM-908U1). The test is strictly to assess their GPU graphics performance.
Three tests were carried out using 3DMark Wild Life, 3DMark Wild Life Extreme, and GFXBench Manhattan off-screen.
3DMark Wild Life
On 3D Mark Wild Life, the Exynos 2200 scores less than 7% higher than the Exynos 2100. However, it significantly trails the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by as much as 30%.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme
The situation is similar using the 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme. The Exynos 2200/2100 performance is indistinguishable. However, the Exynos 2200 also significantly lags behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by as much as 26%.
GFXBench Manhattan off-screen
The results are similar, the Exynos 2200 has no improvement compared to the previous generation. However, relative to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, it is nearly 24% lower.
Although theoretically there is still room for optimization and improvement before the Galaxy S22 series is launched, the congenital insufficiency of the hardware is already so, and it is powerless to return. Thus, for this generation, it appears that the Exynos chip will stay behind again. We can only look forward to the next generation to see if Exynos SoC can put up a good fight.
Before the official release of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200, there were reports about their performance. When it comes to GPU, nobody gave Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 any chance against the Exynos 2200. However, it is quite shocking that the Exynos 2200 is trailing behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In fact, it is not just behind, it is trailing significantly. This is a huge disappointment for users who had high hopes for the Samsung chip. The supremacy of Snapdragon chips in the flagship sector continues, we now wait for the practical position of the Dimensity 9000.