Google Tensor might not be as powerful as we thought?
Google has teased how powerful the upcoming in-house processor, Tensor, will be in AI performance but never revealed anything about the CPU and GPU tech specs. However, thanks to the rumours, we already know that the chip is likely to use Arm Mali-A78 GPU that Samsung uses on its Exynos 2100. Now, the CPU specs have also arrived on the Internet, but it's weird.
XDA Developers has published a report based on both a Geekbench score and a source who claims to have an actual Pixel 6 Pro. According to the report, Tensor would be using two Cortex-X1 performance cores, two Cortex-A76 performance cores, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. Judging at the first part, Google is going all out by using two powerful new Cortex-X1 cores, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon utilizes only one. Going next to the two Cortex-A76 cores, there's where the question comes in.
The Cortex-A76 is said to be full two generations behind the new Cortex-A78 design currently used in 2021 flagship chips. It's unknown why would Google go all out by using two Cortex-A1 cores but also taking some steps back by using the considerably old Cortex-A76. The source mentions that Google might have purposely obfuscated its CPU design in the Geekbench score.
The wait might soon be over with Google launching the highly-anticipated Pixel 6 series. By that time, everything will get revealed, and we'll also find out if this report is accurate. Drop a comment to let us know your thoughts on this one and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more tech reports.