Samsung’s new flagship 5nm Exynos 2100 processor with enhanced NPU and integrated 5G capabilities was announced in a virtual event today.
The new Exynos 2100 processor is Samsung’s first integrated 5G mobile processor built on the most advanced 5-nanometer(nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node.
“Our Exynos team has been committed to creating premium mobile computing experiences by bringing innovations to processors that are at the heart of today’s smart devices,” said Inyup Kang, President of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “Today we are delighted to introduce the Exynos 2100, our most advanced mobile processor yet. Armed with powerful processing technologies and an advanced 5G modem on a power-efficient 5nm process node, Exynos 2100 will set a new standard for tomorrow’s flagship mobile devices.”
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“The evolution of technologies such as 5G, advanced graphics, and machine learning have been critical in enabling new mobile experiences,” said Paul Williamson, Vice President and General Manager, Client Line of Business at Arm. “Arm and Samsung have collaborated closely to incorporate Arm’s powerful next-generation compute and graphics platform, at the heart of the Samsung Exynos 2100. As a result of our partnership, we are able to maximize performance and make these experiences reality in next-generation mobile devices while delivering exceptional battery life.”
Samsung’s new flagship 5nm Exynos 2100 processor will have 20-percent lower power consumption or 10-percent higher overall performance than the 7nm predecessor. The octa-core CPU comes in an improved tri-cluster structure made up of a single powerful Arm® Cortex®-X1 core that runs at up to 2.9GHz, three high-performing Cortex-A78 cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores delivering more than 30-percent enhancement in multi-core performance than the predecessor.
The new Exynos will come with Arm Mali -G78 GPU, which supports the latest API’s such as Vulkan and OpenCL. The new GPU will improve graphic performance by more than 40% to enable an immersive on-screen experience including gaming AR/VR or Mixed Reality (MR).
The Exynos also comes with an advanced multi-IP governor (AMIGO) technology, which overlooks and optimizes power usages.
The SOC also has the newly designed tri-core NPU (neural processing unit). Exynos 2100 can perform up to 26-trillion-operations-per-second (TOPS) with more than twice the power efficiency than the previous generation.
Exynos advanced signal processing (ISP) can support phone camera resolutions up to 200-megapixels (Mp). It can connect up to six individual sensors and is able to process four concurrently for richer multi-camera experiences. With a multi-camera and frame processor (MCFP), it can combine feeds from multiple cameras to improve zoom performance. The ISP also offers a content-aware feature that can recognize scenes, faces, and objects to adjust camera settings to capture more details.
The integrated 5G modem in the Exynos 2100 will support sub-6 and mmWave spectrums from 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, and 4G LTE. The modem can support download speeds of up to 5.1 Gbps in sub-6 GHz and 7.35 Gbps in mmWave or 3.0Gbps in 4G networks with 1024 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) support.
Samsung is also working with AMD for future flagship processor GPUs to be released in 2022.
|Arm Cortex-X1 (2.9GHz)
|Arm Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55
4G LTE (1024 QAM),
|UFS 3.1, UFS 2.1
|4K UHD 120fps