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Galaxy S22: the Exynos 2200 overheats, Samsung clamps the chip before launch

The Exynos 2200, Samsung’s new processor for its Galaxy S22 in the European market has not yet been officially presented, but the chip is already experiencing some overheating issues.

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After the Exynos 990 and Exynos 2100 chips which disappointed due to their performance gap with their Qualcomm Snapdragon equivalents, Samsung fans had high hopes that the new generation Exynos 2200 is finally the one that would allow the Korean giant to dominate the competition. Indeed, the chip would be the first to be designed in partnership with AMD for the graphics part.

The Exynos 2200’s GPU will use the RDNA2 architecture, which is already found on board the Xbox Series X and PS5. This will allow smartphones in particular to offer ray-tracing technology in-game. However, according to the Ice Universe leaker on Weibo, it is precisely this graphic part of AMD which would be the cause of all the problems of the Exynos 2200.

Samsung postpones the announcement of the Exynos 2200, the chip would be too prone to heating

Samsung had originally planned to present its new Exynos 2200 chip yesterday, Tuesday January 11, but the Korean giant finally decided at the last moment to postpone the launch. The cause is overheating problems with AMD’s GPU, which forced Samsung to lower performance targets.

Indeed, according to Ice Universe, Samsung originally planned to clock the Exynos 2200’s GPU at 1.9 GHz, but the chip was still way too hot. Samsung would therefore have revised the frequency down to 1.69 GHz, then to 1.49 GHz, but the chip could still overheat. Samsung would have finally managed to stabilize it at 1.29 GHz, but it would no longer be able to offer competitive performance. By the launch of the Galaxy S22 on February 8, Samsung would therefore seek to save the furniture and push its chip to 1.49 GHz.

Although Samsung has not officially clarified the reason for the postponement of the launch of the chip, the Korean manufacturer said in a statement that it plans to ” unveil the new processor at the time of the launch of a new Samsung smartphone ” and ” chip production and performance is no problem “.

We can’t wait to see if the Exynos 2200 manages to match the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 this year, which is also not free from faults. Indeed, according to the first tests of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 would also be subject to overheating problems.

Source: Ice Universe

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