In a few weeks, Google will unveil the Pixel 6 handsets, which will be launched with a dedicated tensor chipset. Meanwhile, if the revealed specifications of this chipset are correct, the processor composition of this chip will be very strange even with Google standards.
Google only officially about the artificial intelligence capabilities of this chip Commented but no information about the specifications of the processor and its graphics processor has been disclosed. "The standard features that people look at will be very competitive, and the AI features that differentiate this chip from its competitors," the head of Google's hardware department said in an interview some time ago.
Sporadic reports over the past few months Details of the chip have been released, and one of them states, for example, that the chipset uses the Mali-A78 GPU designed by Arm, which Samsung has used for the Exynos 2100. Reuters also reported that the chip's 5G modem is supplied by Samsung.
It was in a state of ambiguity that the XDA website released a report last night revealing all its details. According to the report, the proprietary Google Pixel 6 chipset consists of two 2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 cores, two 2.53 GHz A76 cores and four A55 cores for light work.
If you have been following the news about flagship phone chipsets, you know for sure that such a combination is very strange. Because on the one hand, strong new nuclei are placed next to weaker old nuclei. Let's look at this further.
When we look at most modern smartphone chipsets, their processors are generally made up of core and low-power cores. That's why, for example, for gaming, powerful cores work, but for simple tasks such as checking email, low-power cores are used.
A typical chipset based on the Arm architecture usually consists of four powerful cores (such as the A78) And consists of four low-power cores (such as the A55). But last year, Arm introduced a very powerful processing core called the Cortex-X1. So companies have changed the design of their processors for their flagship chipsets to some extent. Qualcomm usually up to It changes the design of the Arm for its processing cores to some extent, but the Snapdragon 888 is basically made up of one X1 core, three A78 cores and four A55 cores. Samsung has also used a similar combination for the Exynos 2100. But the Google Tensor chipset is set to hit the market with dual-core X1, dual-core A76 and quad-core A55. But on the other hand, the existence of the A76 core does not make sense at all because this processing core offers much less power than the A78. The core architecture was introduced in 2018 and two full generations are behind the A78. Given that the A78 uses more power and less power than the A76, it is unclear why Google has resorted to using it.
It is likely that Google will provide details about its chip. Has manipulated the geobank benchmark, but the report states that such a thing seems unlikely. In any case, the puzzle of the specific chipset of the Google Pixel 6 phones has become much more strange, and after the introduction of these phones, we can talk about the success or failure of Google's approach.
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Source: The Verge