Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been turning heads globally thanks to the company’s in-house custom-designed Tensor Chips.
According to Google, these can process its most powerful AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) models directly on the Pixel devices.
While not a lot was known about the custom-built chip until now, especially the CPU and GPU that power the Pixel 6, newly shared benchmarks give us a better understanding of the Tensor chip’s capabilities.
A Pixel 6 Pro benchmark test on Geekbench shows scores that paint a grim picture for the device. The Pixel 6 Pro received a single-core and a multi-core score of 414 and 2,074, respectively. For reference, early 2021’s Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with its Snapdragon 888 chipset received a 927 single-core score and a 3,096 multi-core score. Similarly, the One Plus 9 had a single-core score of 1,068 and a multi-core score of 3,393.
An XDA report on the Geekbench score claims that the Tensor’s CPU configuration will have two Cortex-X1 performance cores clocked at 2.802GHz, two Cortex-A76 performance cores clocked at 2.253GHz, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.
-Pixel 6 Pro: 95.4
-ASUS ZenFone 8: 102.9
-Pixel 6 Pro: 76.2
-ASUS ZenFone 8: 80.3 https://t.co/PhozmQ4Vx0
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While the current scores look underwhelming, we have to remember that these are pre-release benchmark scores. There is a good probability that the Pixel 6 Pro will perform better when running its final polished software and hardware.
Source: XDA Developers