The Google Pixel 7’s Tensor G2 processor is disappointing. |

The data on this chip, however, was released early thanks to a new benchmark, and unfortunately reveals few relevant changes from its predecessor in some areas.

According to the data that leaked during the performance test, the SoC Tensor of Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro will keep the same processor as that of Pixel 6. That is to say, it will have a processor at eight cores, in which two of them will be Cortex-X1, two others will be Cortex-A76 and the remaining four; Cortex-A55. The new manufacturing process for the chip, which will be 4 nanometers compared to the original Tensor’s 5 nanometers, will, however, allow for a slight improvement in the clock speed of several of the cores.

For example, Tensor G2’s Cortex-X1s will run at a maximum speed of 2.85 GHz, compared to 50 MHz for its predecessor. The two Cortex-A76 cores, meanwhile, will run at 2.35 GHz, compared to 100 MHz in the previous SoC. This increase in speed would, according to the leak, offer Kuba Wojciechowski ~10% improvement in multi-core performance over first generation Tensor. Single-core performance, however, would be very similar to last year’s model.

The Tensor G3 GPU will arrive with the Google Pixel 7s, up to 20% more powerful.

Google actually seems to have changed the GPU of the Tensor G3, the chip that will arrive with the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This one, in particular, will go from a Mali-G78 to a Mali-G7010 which, according to ARM data, is up to 20% faster compared to the previous generation. It is also up to 20% more efficient and up to 35% more powerful in machine learning related tasks.

Improvements in the Tensor processor GPU, however, do not allow the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to compete in performance with other high-end models on the market. Their Geekbench score, in fact, is significantly lower than that of other competing smartphones. The 1,068 single-core points are, for example, much lower than the 1,882 points achieved by the A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro. Something similar happens in multi-core benchmarks. The Pixel 7’s Tensor, for example, scores 3,149, while the A16 Bionic scores over 4,000.

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