What Google Is Doing On Tensor 3 Chipset For Google Pixel 8? What We Know So Far

The Tensor 3 Chipset is Speculated to be in Testing Phase

We now know more about the Tensor 3 CPU, which will probably power the Google Pixel 8 when it comes out early next year. In the meantime, we are patiently waiting for the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to be fully revealed, along with the improved Tensor 2 chipset.

GalaxyClub says that Samsung and Google have already started testing a new Tensor chipset, which should be called Tensor 3 (9to5google claims). Reports say that the third-generation processor is being tested on a developer board with the model number S5P9865 and the code name Ripcurrent.

It is different from the Tensor 2, which may be being tested on a board called Cloudripper with the model number S5P9855. Since the S5P9845 model number is linked to the first Tensor chipset, you can see the pattern.

Expectations from the Chipset for Google Pixel 8

There will undoubtedly be some performance improvements and even more in the way of processing power for artificial intelligence, but it’s noteworthy that Google is still working with Samsung on these chips as the Pixel line develops. According to rumors, the Tensor processors are built using Samsung Exynos technology.

Speaking of Exynos, the GalaxyClub article says that a chip will probably be the Exynos 1380, which will replace the Exynos 1280, which is used in several mid-range Samsung phones and is also in development (like the Samsung Galaxy A53).

We don’t know how much more powerful the Tensor 3 CPU is expected to be as of now, and we don’t know much about the Tensor 2 other than the fact that it will be powering the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Testing Analysis of the Chipset

While the original Tensor chipset has several advantages, it cannot compete with chipsets such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or the A15 Bionic CPU found in the iPhone 13 at the moment.

However, by creating its silicon in collaboration with Samsung, Google can tailor it very precisely to the requirements of its Pixel phones. It is necessary to ensure that the architecture is suitable for AI processing to use Google Assistant and Pixel’s photo processing functions.

For instance, we are aware that the original Tensor chip powers the live translation feature. It is also featured on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This feature helps with face detection while snapping images. When the Tensor 3 inevitably makes an appearance inside a phone, expect more of the same.

Google will still want a flagship that can compete with its rivals. They don’t care if benchmark results aren’t the most crucial factor in a mobile processor’s performance. It will be interesting to see how the new chipset performs in this area.

Around the end of 2023, the Pixel 8 series would most likely introduce the Google Tensor 3 Chipset.

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