The benchmark test results of the second generation Google Tensor chip called Tensor G2 have recently been published on the web, and this provides a more detailed view of the Pixel 7 Pro’s specifications, especially in the CPU and GPU sections. Now fans of Google handsets are impatiently waiting for the unveiling of Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. According to the plans, these gadgets will be introduced during the upcoming Google hardware event on October 6 (October 14). However, limited details about the Pixel 7 family have been confirmed so far.
Tensor G2 chip is considered one of the biggest uncertainties regarding the Pixel 7 series. This model is the second generation of Google Tensor chips and will be produced in cooperation with Samsung. Although the use of the first generation tensor chip in the Pixel 6 series last year caused these handsets to lag behind their competitors; But since then, many people have been curious about the progress of Google’s future Tensor chips.
Thanks to some expert reviews by an Android developer named Kuba Wojciechowski, there is now solid evidence about the performance of the Pixel 7 Pro smartphone and the Tensor G2 chip used in it. However, it should be noted that much of the new information is based on a recent listing of the Pixel 7 Pro on the Geekbench database. It is worth noting that it is relatively easy to falsify the information reported by Geekbench. However, the website 9To5Google claimed after its investigations that the results reported for the Pixel 7 Pro benchmark test are valid. Of course, the accuracy of the details should be viewed with skepticism.
Examining the details shows that Google has not changed much in the CPU processing cores for the Tensor 2 chip. Thus, the new chip will use two Cortex X1 cores, two Cortex A76 cores and four Cortex A55 cores, just like last year’s model. Of course, the processing frequency of the cores will increase compared to the previous generation. It also seems that the use of a more advanced 4nm process in the production of the Tensor G2 Pixel 7 Pro chip has increased the score of this chip by about 10% in the multi-core processing test and slightly improved the single-core test score.
Although this may seem disappointing at first; But performance improvement can be done in the best possible way. In fact, experts are not looking for an improvement in raw performance in the Pixel 7 series. In fact, the Pixel 7 series and Tensor G2 chip should compete with Qualcomm’s 1st generation Snapdragon 8 Plus chip in terms of heat production and energy efficiency. According to Kuba Wojciechowski, such a scenario is possible. Although this issue has not been confirmed yet; But the mentioned design template can help to realize such a level of productivity.
However, the performance of the Pixel 7 Pro and the Tensor G2 chip will see a significant improvement in the GPU department. The GPU used in the upcoming chip will be upgraded from Mali-G78 to Mali-G710. This new GPU promises a 20 percent performance boost, a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency, and even a 35 percent improvement in machine learning performance (one of the key areas for the Tensor family of chips).
With this in mind, there is evidence that Google is looking to use its new generation Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) called Janeiro in the Tensor G2 chip. This phenomenon will mark another development for the Pixel 7 family. Also, the information confirmed by the benchmark list shows that the Pixel 7 Pro will probably be equipped with 12 GB of RAM like the Google Pixel 6 Pro.
All in all, it seems that the use of the Tensor G2 chip in the Pixel 7 Pro won’t be a hugely exciting upgrade for Pixel 6 series users; But gradual improvements will likely result in a more consistent experience for users. Therefore, Google’s future chip will probably be a suitable answer for those users who are looking for chipsets with optimal capabilities in all areas.