While the Google Pixel 8 series launch is still a while away, there have already been a number of rumor and reports regarding the upcoming smartphones. The latest sighting hints at the performance of its new gen Tensor G3 chipset, and it does not seem to be as great as what was previously rumored.
Google Tensor G3 chip performance still falls behind Qualcomm & Apple
Just recently, we had covered a report that hinted at the Search Engine giant’s new Tensor G3 offering notable performance upgrades on the Pixel 8 series. These improvements were in the form of a new redesigned architecture and upgrades to the AI and machine learning capabilities. However, the sighting on the popular GeekBench platform shows that its performance overall is still underwhelming. Looking at the benchmark listing, we can see that the Tensor G3 managed to receive 1,186 points in the single core test and 3,809 points in the multi core tests.
The GeekBench listing was shared by tipster Revegnus who recently shared the specs of the upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 8300 SoC. Furthermore, the Tensor G3 offers a base frequency of 2.15GHz on its 9 cores. These 9 cores consists of 4 cores clocked at 2.15GHz, 4 cores on 3.45GHz, and 1 core that has a 3.02GHz clock speed. There are rumors that the Tensor G3 is based off of the Exynos 2200 SoC from Samsung.
If this news is true, it would seem that Google’s next gen chipset is still around 2 to 3 generations behind other chipsets from tech giants like Apple, MediaTek, and Qualcomm. The tipster himself claimed that this proves why Samsung Foundry is still not up to par. This is likely in comparison to the world’s largest contract chipmaker, TSMC. Keep in mind that synthetic benchmarks aren’t exactly a great indicator of real life performance and user experience and only offers us a glimpse of its actual capabilities.