Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro aren’t all that outdated and all of the discuss proper now continues to be concerning the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a, however the hearsay mill waits for nobody. It is time to flip our consideration to what comes subsequent.
What comes subsequent is the Pixel 8, and we have already began to see some rumours about what it and its larger cousin, the Pixel 8 Professional, must provide. Now, a brand new report has pointed the finger squarely at some massive upgrades on this planet of Google’s silicon – the chip that’s anticipated to energy the Pixel 8 sequence and sure be named the Tensor G3 if Google follows its personal precedent.
A chip with cores for days
The newest information comes courtesy of a report by Android Authority which cites an unnamed “supply inside Google” when discussing the specs of the upcoming Tensor G3.
In accordance with that report, Google is able to up the ante this time round, packing the Tensor G3 with more-modern cores in an try to make sure that the telephones it powers will be capable to higher compete with silicon like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Samsung’s Exynos.
“With Tensor G3, Google’s lastly placing extra up-to-date cores within the chip,” the report claims. “Your complete CPU block has been rearchitected to make use of 2022 ARMv9 cores. The core format has additionally been modified — gone is the weird 4+2+2 setup, and as an alternative, Google put in… a good weirder one?”
The gist, it appears, is that the brand new Tensor G3 will characteristic 9 CPU cores. 4 of them might be little Cortex-A510 cores whereas they are going to be joined by 4 Cortex-A715s. After that, a single Cortex-X3 core will deal with the heavy lifting with all of these cores sporting larger clock frequencies than Tensor G3.
That signifies that the Tensor G3 could have little cores operating at 2.15GHz. These Cortex-A715 cores will run at 2.45GHz whereas the only real massive core will run at 3.0Ghz. That is not less than a 150Mhz clock enhance over final yr’s chip.
All of that can in fact assist enhance efficiency, whereas different modifications will see help for ARM’s Reminiscence Tagging Extensions (MTE) – a characteristic that ought to assist forestall memory-based makes an attempt to compromise units.
That is not the finish of it, both. The report means that graphics might be boosted by a brand new GPU based mostly on the Mali-G715, a chip that can have three extra cores than final yr’s Tensor G2. A modest clock pace may also be included, too.
This can all reportedly be coupled with help for UFS 4.0 storage, making certain that apps and video games ought to load good and speedily. Nevertheless, these hoping for even quicker connectivity could be left wanting – the report claims that the Tensor G2’s Exynos 5300 modem will stay.
We will in fact anticipate there to be extra leaks between now and the anticipated October(ish) launch date for the brand new Pixels, so buckle up. It’ll be a bumpy experience!