Google Pixel 7 Pro utterly disappoints in a real-world gaming test
While Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro may boast incredibly impressive cameras, the phones appear to lack in some other aspects—most notably performance. The Pixel 7 Pro has now been put through a Genshin Impact gaming test, with the flagship only managing to make a horrid account of itself.
As tested by Golden Reviewer, the Pixel 7 Pro fails to match up to even 2021 flagships with the Snapdragon 888 and also somehow manages to be worse than the Poco F3 with its Snapdragon 870. The Google flagship achieves an average frame rate of 37.2 FPS. Comparatively, the iPhone 14 Pro Max averages 58.4 FPS, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra 57.7 FPS, and the Dimensity 9000-powered Redmi K50 Pro 52.9 FPS. The aforementioned Poco F3? 46.5 FPS. The Tensor G2 is quite evidently the worst-performing premium SoC of this generation in terms of gaming performance.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro doesn't make up for that disappointing performance with great efficiency. The flagship still appears to offer worse efficiency numbers than its peers. Unlike chipsets like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that saw sudden drops in performance due to throttling, the Google Pixel 7 Pro and its Tensor G2 just, well, appear to be poor at gaming in all conditions, with frame rates dropping from 59 FPS to around 40 FPS just 30 seconds into the test. The verdict is clear: Google's new Pixel 7 phones are not ideal for gaming. Right now, at least.
Numbers don't lie and the Tensor G2 is just not powerful or efficient at all. Google should feel ashamed for releasing an Exynos2100 remake in late 2022!— Golden Reviewer (@Golden_Reviewer) October 14, 2022
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