A new leak suggests that the Samsung Exynos chipset may get ray tracing technology, which means that the company’s next flagship phone series – the Samsung Galaxy S22, expected in early 2022 – will come with this feature by Exynos Silicon. can be operated.
Ray tracing Provides more dynamic (and true-to-life) lighting and reflection in computer graphics, and is mostly used as a benchmark feature for top-end computers rendering the latest games. At Computex 2021 in June, AMD boldly announced That it will bring its own graphics technology (including ray tracing) to the next-generation Exynos chipset, but we hadn’t heard anything from Samsung – until (as in).
The leaks come courtesy of the famous leaker Ice Universe, which tweeted An alleged screenshot of a Weibo post from the official Samsung Exynos account that “clearly states that ray tracing technology is about to be mounted in the new Exynos GPU.” According to the screenshot, the supposed Weibo post was published on October 4, but a cursory view of the Exynos Weibo Account Doesn’t show any posts after October 1, suggesting it would have been deleted if it had been posted at all.
If true, it would be a huge achievement for Samsung, and a huge bragging point for catching up on both Apple’s A-series chips and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon silicon. We’ll have to see if Samsung officially accepts that the technology will come to Exynos chips or if we’ll have to wait a long time for ray tracing to reach the smartphone.
Ray Tracing: Desktops, Laptops… and Smartphones?
Ray tracing remains a feature for top-notch desktop PCs, although recent updates NVIDIA And others have enabled the technology for low-end hardware and potentially laptops. It would be no surprise if smartphones and tablets weren’t far behind.
Will ray tracing be visible or recognizable is another question. We expect only top-end Exynos chipsets to pack in ray tracing (AMD announcement only mentioned that some silicon will be augmented with its own technology, so presumably, it will be higher-end models) – that means That we can expect the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 range to get it.
Those phones at least have Full HD (2400 x 1080) AMOLED displays, while the most expensive Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to have a WQHD (2560 x 1440) display like its predecessor. Since ray tracing is so processor-intensive, many gamers are opting to use it with 1080p resolution anyway, so the real question will be screen size: Does rendering of gorgeous light and shadows matter on a screen as much as a 6-inch display. What will be the standard on current smartphones?
It’s a question we won’t know about until the next suite of Exynos chipsets arrive next year, we expect – with the Samsung Galaxy S22 in January 2022.
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