Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with quite a bit of emphasis on its raytracing capabilities, which we wrote should shoo in a new generation of mobile games graphics. However it seems that Samsung’s last-gen Exynos 2200 chipset is actually faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 when it comes to raytracing.

RDNA 2-powered Exynos 2200 is faster than Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in raytracing

Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 raytracing

Tests performed by Android Authority testing revealed that the Exynos 2200 delivered a better average FPS, despite the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 pulling ahead in terms of max FPS. This is due to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 also presenting a lower minimum FPS. In another interesting twist, the Exynos 2200 which was infamous for doing poorly in extended tests, actually maintains its raytracing performance lead over a 20-run stress test. Or at least, until the 18th run. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was more consistent, but being consistently lower is not what you want either.

Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 raytracing stability

Android Authority tested the Galaxy S22 Ultra (Exynos 2200) versus the Redmagic Pro 8 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 2) with Basemark’s In Vitro raytracing benchmark. Unlike PC games which can take advantage of raytracing for shadows, lighting and reflections now, the benchmark only uses raytraced reflections combined with rasterized lighting and shadows. This is a relatively good look at how mobile game developers will take advantage of the raytracing chops of mobile chips, as fully raytraced graphics will probably be out of reach for mobile chipsets, at least for a few more years.

Samsung Galaxy S23 series snapdragon

In traditional rasterized graphics or CPU workloads, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is obviously the clear victor. However this is also a very interesting peek at the work that Samsung and AMD have put in to give us the Xclipse 920 GPU. I do believe that Samsung’s inferior manufacturing process may have handicapped them a fair bit. However, as Samsung and AMD work closer on next-gen solutions, with next-gen process nodes, who knows. We may see Exynos may make a huge comeback. It won’t be anytime soon though. Samsung is not expected to announce a successor to the Exynos 2200 this year. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is slated to exclusively feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Bummer.

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  1. One thing i know is that those all highend soc”s are more than power even needed this 2020-2023 games.
    Since snapdragon 888 and 888+ comes, all tests and others are just joke. Even oneplus 9 pro is more than needed 2023 and that is not even high price phone anymore.

    Those adreno 730 adreno 740 and samsung xclipse 920 are top gpu”s , and what is the real thing, what im trying to say, is THOSE who mades MOBILE games, they supposed to optimaize those games better.

    Fev years ago, i have phone with snapdragon 750, that still beats all games what i play.

    There is several games where that exynos 2200 power needed. Like alien isolation, and other aaa games. Cod mobile and pubg are super bad optimized, and what do you think about those MOBILE GAME PHONES i think those are just MONEY MONEY MONEY, no one buy that kind of phone. I mean rog phones, all those since first maded are maded only for get money from silly peoples. I mean how many games you play rog phone first edition since new editions, what can normal NO gaming phone can handle. Those same soc are normal phone even better.

    If you want to play a lot, and dont want spent money use internet and go shop, and buy k60 pro or ultra. Both are under 500€ and runs all game max settings. You dont need any 1000e rog phone or flagship. Flagship phones are made for bisnes man. Man who read internet articles,watch some videos take some photos, and thats it, Will that need 16gb lppdr5 ram or 8gen2 or 8gen1 or exynos2200 soc. No it dont need. Those same can do well optimized 200-300€ phone like oneplus made and also samsung.

    I think this phone future is bul***t because, they only want people money, think 20year back. Mobile phone batteries got 7days use. Why phone brands dont WANT MADE that kind of batteries anymore. I know why, because of money. There is not even one brand who wants that all customers buy new phone about 7 years period. No they wants that phone use only for max2-3 years. And that insane. Becaue all those hype what they speak months and months before publishing new phone, then true is, that is same like 1-2 year ago flaghips. I have searched lot of information about phones, and even 2023 they use 2016-2020 hardware on new phones, and then is that really necessary to hit price over 500€ if phone has inside already old technology? lets talk about camera lenses that is one of best jokes on world. Sony imx766 omnivisionovb64 those are old lenses this day. But still years over they come first time, those same lenses are phone and price is ????. Why in the hell brands fake some benchmarks and other things when they put OLD hardware to new phone. Think like this, flagship year 2022 phones, inside those are technology over 4years old, is that then really flagship, or just joking with customers?.
    Sorry for bad english, i havent used it while, and im just one customers who has bought over 5 phones new last 10 years because of brands (speak about technology, they give wrong way to go.

  2. Wow, the Exynos 2200 really shines with its remarkable raytracing capabilities, surpassing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2!

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