Fresh from the back of the detection Pixel tablet Medium specification And the Presence of Chromecast HDDeveloper Kuba Wojciechowski (Opens in a new tab) Spotted a Geekbench listing for the Pixel 7’s Tensor G2 chip.
Next menu Pixel 7 The Pro shows the same mix of Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores as the first generation, but with marginally faster clock speeds of between 50 and 100MHz. This slight enhancement, combined with the introduction of the 4 nm fabrication process, results in a result that is approximately 10% faster than Pixel 6 In multi-core tests, with single-core improvement barely perceptible.
All this, combined with the 4 nm process node used for the chip, contributes to a multi-core performance improvement of about 10% with a simple single-core change. pic.twitter.com/lSLlpwHP1USeptember 16, 2022
This may sound depressing, but there are some reasons to be very optimistic already.
Not only does this rely on pre-release hardware that could be improved yet, but, as Wojciechowski points out, sticking to a tried and tested architecture with a slight optimization could be a boon to battery life and might give the Pixel 7 Pro Best phone battery life.
“The current trend in arm cores is to improve performance at the cost of worse efficiency and higher energy use,” he wrote on Twitter. “By preserving older cores, Google avoids having those properties.”
Thanks to the improved 4LPE process, the chip gets more thermal headroom and efficiency for operation at higher frequencies. The first generation Tensor rarely ran tasks on Cortex-X1 cores due to the amount of power they use, and now it could be much better.September 16, 2022
It can be big, like Pixel 6 battery life Our tests proved very disappointing, clocking in at around eight hours for both the Regular and Pro models. That was about two hours behind Samsung Galaxy S21 And two and a half hours shy of the norm iPhone 13. Any batch there would be very welcome indeed.
Additionally, while the CPU’s Geekbench scores show only modest progress, all signs point to significantly stronger GPU performance. Wojciechowski writes that Google has switched from the Mali-G78 to the Mali-G710 which, if Arm’s predictions are correct, should deliver a 20% increase in gaming, a similar efficiency lift and a massive 35% improvement in machine learning.
“Google runs a large portion of the Google Camera pipeline on the GPU on their Tensor hardware,” writes Wojciechowski. “It’s sure to greatly improve that, as well as make the new pixelated method even better in gaming.”
Google runs a large part of its Google Camera pipeline on the GPU on its Tensor hardware. It’s sure to greatly improve that, as well as make the new pixelated method even better in gaming.September 16, 2022
While Wojciechowski warns of the possibility of spoofing Geekbench listings, he affirms his belief that this listing is legitimate due to details that only a keen developer would discover.
The build ID is also unique – TD1A.220609.002. The xD1A identifiers mean that the branch is “device” specific. Every year Google uses a branch like this for new pixels. No other device on Geekbench currently has the TD1A ID.September 16, 2022
We’ll find out soon enough. Google has An event to reveal its new flagship smartphonesas well as brand new pixel clock, on October 6. If the company can boost performance in the way suggested here while keeping pricing competitive, Google might have a winner and one of the Best Android Phones on his hands.