Yes, we heard about the tensor chip. The chip that Google maneuvered a lot, and of course, focused more on its capabilities in artificial intelligence and computing photography, and more, than on its processing power or graphics. A field in which Google has a lot of potential, and we have seen the result many times in the company's phones.
But the tensor is a strange processor. While it has a lot of potential in areas such as artificial intelligence and things like that, it is a relatively flagship processor in terms of processing and graphics. This means that it can not really be described as an incredibly powerful chip, and this can be a little worrying because the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are set to compete with the best in the market as Google's flagships for up to a year. However, the chip used in them does not even have the ability to outperform the best chips available today. , Two relatively good Cortex-A76 cores (2018) and four Cortex-A55 cores are used. In fact, except for the first and last two cores, the two middle cores are used in economy phones, and we did not expect to see them in a flagship phone at all.
Cortex-X1 as the most powerful core in this chip It also uses Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 processors, both of which are made with Samsung's 5nm technology, and we know how it works. Therefore, the results of the geobank test in the single-core section should not be too surprising. Note, however, that the Geekbench test was performed on this chip when the large core frequency was at 2.8 GHz. As we have seen many times, the Cortex-X1 can be clocked up to 2.9 or even 3.0 GHz.
it shows. While the Pixel 6 uses two very powerful Cortex-X1 cores and the Snapdragon and Exynos only one core, the chips have three very powerful Cortex-A78 cores, which are significantly different from the Cortex-A76. They are faster and better. On the other hand, the Cortex-X1 is a hot and powerful chip, and it remains to be seen how Google was able to control its temperature in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Of course, since these phones have just been unveiled, maybe a little It's too early to talk about their hardware power. So we have to wait a while for the phone to receive more stable updates and then try again. But preliminary studies show that the tensor has nothing to say against the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100. All this aside, we should not forget that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google's 2022 flagships as they hit the market later this year. So very soon we have to put them in front of the flagships that use the Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200 chips as the beating heart. The chips are made up of the very powerful Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A710 cores and will easily be able to overtake the tensor. While the Mali-G78 MP20 was not expected to perform very well, the chip went beyond expectations and outperformed many Android phones in testing 3DMarks Wildlife Extreme. This test was performed on 6 phones, the Pixel 6, which was recently purchased by users, and there does not seem to be much stability between the results.
But as mentioned, Google did not pay much attention to the hardware and processing power of the tensor chip or compare it to the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 even at the unveiling of its handsets. Because it pursues another goal, and that is machine learning or activities based on artificial intelligence, which are supposed to manage the computational photography process in the Pixel 6 series phones. This means that Google's chip performs exactly where you'd expect it to, and can give the company's handsets stunning images or high-resolution videos with special effects such as motion mode, Face Unblur, sound quality enhancements, and HDRnet in videos up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second can help with things like that. . Exactly what Apple does. Of course, with the difference that Apple's chips are really powerful, and in the recent news, we saw how the A15 was able to overtake the tensor by a significant margin. However, for handling daily tasks, playing heavy games, running complex applications and things like that, the tensor will easily meet the needs of users. Now it may be a little slower than the rival flagships, but overall everything will be fine and satisfying. Especially in the camera section, where we are expected to see more performance than expected from Google representatives.