Samsung says its upcoming Exynos 2400 mobile processor will bring a 1.7X boost in CPU performance compared to last year’s Exynos 2200 processor, while delivering up to 14.7 times the AI performance.

The chip will also feature an Xclipse 940 integrated GPU based on AMD RDNA 3 architecture.

That’s… about all that Samsung is officially saying about the upcoming chip for now, but the company showed off a tech demo to a group of partners and customers recently, showing “the processor’s substantially enhanced ray tracing capability.”

But it’s interesting to note that Samsung hasn’t said anything else about graphics performance. While AMD’s RDNA architecture has given AMD’s laptop processors a leg up over Intel’s when it comes to integrated graphics performance, Samsung’s mobile chips have lagged behind rival Qualcomm’s latest processors in terms of CPU and graphics performance, and it doesn’t appear that this is likely to change with the Exynos 2400.

We also learned earlier this year that Samsung and AMD have extended their partnership, which means we could see AMD graphics in Samsung Exynos chips for years to come. Rumors had been circulating this week that Samsung was considering abandoning that deal to develop its own graphics technologies, but further leaks indicate that it’s more likely that if Samsung does develop a custom GPU, it will continue to be based on AMD’s graphics architecture. We most likely won’t see the results until after the Exynos 2400 hits the streets though.

via Samsung, GSM Arena, NotebookCheck, and wccftech

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  1. I avoided old Exynos because of the Mali GPU that had a horrible support and therefore real world performance. The 2200 was also a letdown, also broke compatibility with many old games’ texture format. I’ll wait and see, but for now I’m not really interested in Exynos, mainly due the GPU support and performance.

  2. With how disappointing the Exynos 2200 with RDNA 2 was, I can’t get to hopeful with this one. There was some hype for the first one because of the AMD GPU but that fizzled when the chip was released and it didn’t perform that well.

  3. The last one with an AMD GPU had overheating issues and ended up needing to be throttled back making it worse than other SoCs. Hopefully Samsung/AMD can figure out how to make the next one actually worthwhile using outside the lower end/base model devices.

  4. I never would have thought I’d see the day that integrated graphics would be decent, but AMD did it. Now companies are starting to see the value in their IGP and I think that’s awesome.

  5. Let’s see if this one disappoints too.

    On a somewhat related note. Are Windows on ARM devices still Qualcomm only?

    1. Their legal exclusivity ended in 2022. That’s why Qualcomm was forced to start being competitive with the likes of the QC 8CXg3 (or the MSQ3). That still doesn’t hold a candle to the Apple M1 let alone the upcoming M3 chipset.

      Again, the QC 8CXg3 is like a beast when it comes to ARM performance for Windows, at least compared to their older processors. MediaTek is the main competitor, and they have already entered the space with their Kompanio chipsets for a number of years with Chromebooks. They haven’t entered the space with Windows yet. Rumours out there, is that they will deploy some of their Flagship Dimensity chipsets for the task, but they are also designing specific chips to go higher (ie 30W TDP) which will be utilising some Nvidia RTX iGPU Technology. But we will have to wait and see. Most likely we will see something in Mid 2024 from MediaTek, but it’s upto their hardware partners (eg ASUS, Lenovo, HP, Dell, etc ) to accept these and use them in their next tablet/laptops.

  6. I would set low expectations for this chip, honestly I’m hoping that whoever suggested that they might use the Exynos 2400 for the base (and Plus?) models, while keeping a Snapdragon for the Ultra model, was right.

  7. Hopefully it ends up being decent. The Exynos 2200 had FAR too high of expectations when it was announced. Some news sites were speculating that it would outperform the Apple M1, and it didn’t even come close.

    I don’t think we’ll see anything spectacular from this model either, but it would be neat to see it rank even at par with the top Snapdragon or Mediatek SOC.

    1. I’m hoping this is BETTER, FASTER, more EFFICIENT than the QC 8g3.

      The QC 8g2 was a decent upgrade over the QC 8g1+ but nothing too exciting. Meanwhile the QC 8g3 is supposed to be a beast using those Second-Generation ARMv9 cores and the new node jump to TSMC-3nm. However, ARM has been acting weird this past 5-Years so I’m not sure if there is a proper architectural upgrade, or just a minor refresh of the older cores. Meanwhile, the latest iPhone 15 Max has been showing a lot of problems with its A17 chipset that’s using more energy, heating up, throttling, only to deliver a disappointing 6-9% more performance, when earlier expectations were put around the 25-35% mark. Clearly pointing to a problem with the TSMC-3nm silicon. So there is every chance that the QC 8g3 would be only a slight refresh/improvement over the QC 8g2.

      That gives Samsung an opening. They can not only catch up but surpass the. If they did, it would show that the Chipset Designers within Samsung aren’t entirely incompetent. It would also show that Samsung Foundry is back competing, and proving TSMC has over-promised with their immature 3nm nodes. All of this would lead to an even better competition from Samsung, Qualcomm, and Apple…. and even other companies like Nvidia, AMD, and Intel.

      1. If this chip outperforms the Snapdragon 8 gen 3, that would be pretty exciting news for ARM chips overall, because that would mean that Samsung’s foundry business was ready to take on TSMC, and we might start seeing some serious competition, and innovation.