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Google Pixel 6 Tensor chip configuration is really different

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

We know Google's 2021 flagship smartphone series will be powered by the googles custom SoC Tensor chip. But not much is known about the processor, except that it have dedicated part for AI and machine learning stuffs.

Now The Pixel 6 Pro, has seemingly popped up on benchmarking website Geekbench.

According to par leaks Google is said to be developing the chip in collaboration with Samsung and it will be made using Samsung’s 5nm fabrication process.

It looks like The Tensor chip allegedly has two powerful Cortex X1 cores clocked at 2.8Ghz, two mid-tier cores running at 2.25Ghz, and four efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.

It’s kinda odd to see this combination usually the current Samsung and Qualcomm chips feature one primary core, three middle cores and four efficiency cores.

For reference Samsung and Qualcomm's upcoming premium SoCs will feature one Cortex X2 core which is 16 percent faster than the X1. So it will definitely be exciting to see how Google’s tensor SoC will perform in heavier tasks and how battery efficiency will be like.

According to leaker Digital Chat Station the chip will

come with the Mali-G78 GPU.

The Pixel 6 Pro variant that has surfaced on Geekbench has 12GB of RAM and it has scored 414 and 2,074 in the single core test and multi-core tests respectively. For a context the Snapdragon 888 has better score in both single and multi core tests. The performance isn’t final it will likely improve before the announcement. Google is rumoured to unveil the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro on October 19. So we have to wait a month. This year everyone’s eyes are on this one.


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