Google has developed its own chip that will be in its upcoming Pixel 6 phone and now more details about the chip have emerged thanks to XDA. Pixel CEO Rick Osterloh previously said that the chip will be “competitive when it comes to doing the usual things and the AI part will be very different.”
Something we already know about the chip is that it appears to be using a GPU in the form of an Arm Mali-A78 (which Samsung also uses in its flagship Exynos 2100) and that Samsung will provide a 5G modem. However, the chipset’s CPU has been a mystery so far, as XDA has a source that claims to have a physical Pixel 6 Pro and shared the Geekbench results. According to this source, the CPU will consist of two Cortex-X1 performance cores at 2.802 GHz, one Cortex-A76 performance core at 2.253 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.
The interesting thing about this is that, for example, the Snapdragon 888 uses only one Cortex-X1 core, while the Tensor will have two. Which could give Tensor better performance than the competition. Oddly enough, Google will then use the older Cortex-A76 cores that came out in 2018, rather than the newer Cortex-A78 which is faster and more efficient.
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