Pixel 7 Pro benchmark reveals unchanged CPU specs and a desperately needed upgrade

The Tensor 2 chip that may energy the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could use generations-old CPU cores and supply solely marginally higher efficiency than the OG Tensor however could boast an improved GPU and higher synthetic intelligence capabilities.

The Tensor was Google’s first in-house chip, made in collaboration with Samsung. Instead of utilizing one huge core, three medium cores, and 4 small cores for the SoC like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and Samsung’s Exynos chips, Google went for 2 cores for dealing with foreground processing duties, two medium cores, and 4 small cores.

Also value mentioning is the truth that the corporate selected older Arm Cortex-A76s for medium cores despite the fact that the A78 core was out there at the moment.
Developer Kuba Wojciechowski has discovered alleged benchmark scores for the Pixel 7 Pro and dug up code that signifies that the Tensor 2 will reuse the identical cores, despite the fact that Arm has in all probability learn new designs that might be employed by Qualcomm’s rumored subsequent high-end chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
The Tensor G2, which is internally often called “gs201,” may have two Arm Cortex-X1 cores, two A76 cores, and 4 A55 cores. On Geekbench, the G2-powered Pixel 7 Pro achieved a 10 % larger multi-core rating than the Pixel 6 Pro, which suggests efficiency has improved considerably.

This will be attributed to 2 issues: the G2 is seemingly primarily based on the 4nm course of, which ought to make it extra highly effective and environment friendly than the first-gen chip, and the X1 cluster and A76 cores now run at larger clock speeds.

Also, as was the case with the primary proprietary chip, Google seems to be prioritizing power-efficient efficiency and responsiveness, and would not appear involved with smashing benchmark information.

Tensor G2 rocks a new GPU and modem

Wojciechowski has additionally discovered that the G2 will function the Mali-G710 GPU, which is alleged to be 20 quicker and 20 % extra energy environment friendly than OG Tensor’s Mali-G78, and additionally gives a 35 % machine studying uplift. These enhancements might be nice for the digital camera and assist the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro change into the greatest digital camera telephones of 2022.

The Tensor G2 allegedly additionally has a higher TPU codenamed “Jaineiro”, presumably for brand spanking new AI experiences. Other than that, Google seems to have made enhancements to the video encode/decode block and ISP.

The machine could pack a new Samsung-made S5300 modem and hopefully, this may assist with connectivity woes skilled by Pixel 6 customers.

All in all, despite the fact that the Tensor G2 is extremely unlikely to be the quickest cell SoC round, Google’s method will presumably guarantee that it’s going to not warmth up and as has been mentioned earlier than, most trendy smartphones are loads quick already, and there may be extra to the smartphone expertise than uncooked CPU efficiency and different components comparable to software program optimization, which Google is sweet at, additionally play a enormous half.

It has additionally been found that Google has begun work on the third-gen Tensor chip which is codenamed “zuma,” and it is going to be primarily based on Samsung’s 3nm course of.
Google will totally reveal the Pixel 7 on October 6.

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