There is some interest and maybe even excitement in what the Exynos 2200 will bring back the mobile market with AMD-powered mRDNA graphics tech. There are, unsurprisingly, comparisons between Samsung’s upcoming System-on-Chip and Apple’s current A14 Bionic. While the figures look promising, it doesn’t exactly paint an accurate picture considering what the iPhone 13 will run on. supported some benchmarks, the Apple A15’s graphics could run circles around the Exynos 2200, a minimum of until it gets throttled.
According to a Korean forum post spotted by @FrontTron, the Apple A15 Bionic scored a solid 198 FPS in GFXBench’s Manhattan 3.1 benchmark test. That’s an enormous jump from the Apple A14, which couldn’t push past 120 FPS within the same test suite. That doesn’t bode well for the Exynos 2200, which only scored 170.7 FPS at the very best.
That said, things aren’t exactly that straightforward as far as performance goes. A second run of the test reveals that the Apple A15 was significantly throttled, perhaps for thermal management. The score goes right down to around 140 to 150 FPS, which remains significantly above what the Apple A14 could do at its best.
Apple A15 GPU peak benchmark test
Manhattan 3.1: 198 FPS (July unit sample)
However, after second round of test, throttling kicks in and drops to 140~150FPS.
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) September 6, 2021
Unfortunately for Samsung, those figures don’t bode well for its upcoming Exynos 2200. The AMD-powered GPU barely got past 120 FPS when throttled, bringing it right down to 2020 A14 Bionic levels. These early benchmarks suggest that the Apple A15 will still begin at the highest of graphics performance with or without throttling.
Exynos 2200 GPU (AMD mRDNA) Throttling Test
(Result below are test figures after the 3rd round of graphics throttling test)
Manhattan 3.1: 127.5 FPS
Aztec Nomal: 90.7 FPS
Aztec High: 39.65 FPS
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) September 5, 2021
Of course, these figures don’t paint an entire picture that will also consider power efficiency, among other things. There may be some concern about throttling if it kicks in too often, especially after some gaming. Regardless, these numbers still look promising, and iPhone fans won’t need to worry that Samsung’s or Qualcomm’s next chips will outclass the iPhone 13 therein department.