Google says its Tensor chip is 80% faster than the Pixel 5’s CPU

Google has been talking about its new ‘Tensor’ System-on-a-Chip for a while now, but we’ve been in the dark regarding specific details. Today is the launch day for the Pixel 6, the first device powered by Google Tensor, and Google has finally revealed technical details about the chip.
Google is calling Tensor the best hardware innovation in the company’s history, and the name is a nod to TensorFlow, the machine learning library that Google has offered for several years. Tensor has four ARM Cortext A55 cores, which are slower and more power-optimized, paired with two 2.25GHz A76 cores, and two Cortex X1 cores running at 2.8GHz for foreground processing (according to Ars Technica).

Google says Tensor is 80% faster than the CPU on the Pixel 5, which used a Snapdragon 765 5G chipset. The integrated GPU is supposedly 370% faster than the Pixel 5’s graphics. Google told Ars Technica that this design is most efficient with “medium” workloads, like having the camera app open or browsing …

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