Apple unveiled the M1 chip, a mobile processor that “can be used” across all Apple devices, including Macbooks, iPads, and iPhones (however, will not be). It’s built on the ARM architecture, which we’ve seen in smartphone processors. The processor was expected to deliver significant performance gains over Intel’s x86 architecture. Though some of Apple’s claims were proven to be untrue, the chip did give Apple an advantage in terms of how small and power efficient their devices could be, as shown by the iMac launched this year.
Samsung expects to release the Exynos 2200, the successor to the Exynos 2100, this year. According to rumors, it will have an AMD GPU to compete with the M1 chip. Samsung will use the chipset in a few Windows laptops it plans to release this year. Prior to laptops, we can see it integrated in the upcoming Galaxy S22 series with ARM architecture.
In terms of technical specifications, this ARM-based chip set should be manufactured in a 5nm process. According to some sources, the processor will outperform Apple’s A14 chip, which is included in the iPhone 12 lineup. This type of mobile processor has a lot of advantages, particularly in terms of cooling. As opposed to a physical fan, passive cooling, such as heat pipes, takes up less room.
In 2021, the relationship between Samsung and AMD that began in 2019 is beginning to bear fruit. Apart from phones and laptops, we should see more devices with ARM architecture and AMD GPUs, such as tablets and other IoT devices, if everything goes according to plan.
Advantages of the Exynos 2200
To summarize the benefits, below are some of the most compelling arguments for why mobile processors are the way of the future in everyday devices:
- Power consumption is low.
- Increased performance.
- There would be less heating.
- Laptops with passive cooling.
- The company can save money by using the same chip set for several devices.
- Smaller manufacturing processes, such as 5nm, can increase performance significantly.
- Because of passive cooling, computers can be smaller, lighter, and more compact.
It will be fascinating to see how many devices use the same architecture in the future. With Samsung taking on Apple, we can expect fierce competition and innovative features in the upcoming devices from both companies. Let us know what you think about the upcoming laptops Samsung will release this year in the comments section.