Good performance thanks to Google Tensor G2

Earlier this month, Google officially introduced its next-generation SoC, which will power the next series Google Pixel 7. However, the teaser only concerned the name of the chipset, which is Tensor G2.

New information has surfaced about the alleged Tensor G2 (gs201) ​​before the launch of the Pixel 7. According to insider Kuba Wojciechowski, the new chipset will use the same processor as the original Tensor.

The internal specs leak was found from an alleged test unit of Pixel 7 Pro. The device, which ran a Geekbench test, revealed more details about the upcoming Google-made Tensor chip. Wojciechowski further details important information about the new chip based on benchmark data in a series of tweets.

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The benchmark reveals the Tensor G2 CPU, with two Core X1 cores, two Cortex A76 cores and four Cortex A55 cores, like last year. While the architecture looks fairly identical, Wojciechowski says the frequencies of these cores have increased significantly. For example, the frequency of the Cortex X1 has increased from 50 MHz to 2.85 GHz. Likewise, the A76 cores saw a 100 MHz boost to 2.35 GHz.

Benchmarks of the Google Pixel 7 with the Google Tensor G2

The Geekbench test also shows a slight increase, up to 10%, in multi-core performance. Wojciechowski notes that given the performance of the Cortex X1 cores, which performed well on the original Tensor, the next-gen chipset should perform better. This also includes credit to the improved 4LPE process, which brings “more thermal headroom and efficiency to operate at higher frequencies.” »

Meanwhile, regarding the GPU, Google is replacing Mali-G78 with Mali-G710 on the new Google Tensor G2. This means we can expect significant improvements, including a 20% improvement in performance, a 20% reduction in power, and a 35% increase in machine learning tasks, which Pixel devices like the Pixel 6 Pro rely heavily.

As Wojciechowski says, the GPU boost on the Tensor translates to gains in Google Camera, because camera performance in Tensor-powered phones relies primarily on the GPU.

Although the analysis here is purely based on the so-called Geekbench test, the tipster reminds that it can still be faked. So it’s best to take all of this information with a grain of salt. Other possible improvements expected on the Tensor G2 involve improvements to the TPU, codenamed Jaineiro. These are followed by video encoding/decoding improvements.

Finally, the Tensor G2 is still manufactured by Samsung under the supervision of Google. Recent details have also indicated that the third generation is already in the works, still produced by Samsung. Since the Korean tech giant is supposed to manufacture the Tensor G2 chip, we can see improvements to Google’s custom Exynos ISP. Besides, it also brings a new S5300 modem on the SoC.

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