Both the new Pixel 8 devices use the new Google Tensor G3, which is said to have some AI features. However, Google is yet to comment on the performance of the SoC. A first benchmark now shows why the manufacturer has been rather cautious about this until now.
A few days ago, Google officially launched the Pixel 8 series. The two new smartphones will be on store shelves from October 12th, though pre-orders are currently available. Both the smartphones are based on the new Tensor G3 chip, which was launched alongside the Pixel 8 model. During the presentation, Google mainly commented on AI functionality. Actual performance was not discussed.
Now a leaked benchmark shows how the chip performs compared to other smartphones. Accordingly, the SoC in the Google Pixel 8 Pro achieves a A single core score of 1,760 pointswith multi-core results 4,442 points This means that the processor is not only significantly slower than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but also slower than the three-year-old iPhone 12.
- iPhone 12: Single Core: 2,188 points; Multi-core: 4,944 points
- iPhone 15 Plus: Single Core: 2,583 points; Multi-core: 6,421 points
- Galaxy S23+: Single Score: 1,973 points; Multi-core: 5,151 points
Of course, this is “only” a synthetic benchmark that doesn’t necessarily say anything about everyday performance. As a rule, despite the slow chip, Google phones impress with good day-to-day performance In the end it comes down to this Interaction between hardware and software A.
The Tensor G3 is faster in the Pro model
The test results are even more surprising YouTubers PBKReviews, according to which the Pixel 8 Pro is about 10 percent faster than the regular model. On average, the G3 is also 23 percent (single core) and 29 percent (multi-core) faster than the Tensor G2. It was disappointing when it was released with a mediocre performance that was barely better than the Tensor G1.
So far, no in-depth details about Tensor G3 are known. Google has only confirmed that the SoC supports WiFi 7, 5G and USB-C at speeds up to 10 Gbps. Contrary to leaks and rumours, the GPU is also said to have no ray tracing function.
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