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Google Tensor G3

Google Tensor G3

The Tensor G3 marks the third generation of Google's own chipsets for smartphones and tablets based on Android. This SoC is used for the first time in the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro and Google sees the SoC as a high-end device.

The CPU of the Tensor G3 is composed of three clusters. The first houses a single powerful Cortex-X3 core, which can operate at up to 2.91 GHz, the second offers four performance cores (Cortex-A715) with up to 2.37 GHz and the third cluster has four efficiency cores (Cortex-A510) with up to 1.7 GHz. The clock speeds are therefore not particularly high, so that the pure CPU performance is more on the level of an upper-middle-class SoC. 

An ARM Mali-G715 is used as the graphics unit. Google is silent about the exact number of cores, but the benchmarks and the lack of ray tracing suggest a version with seven cores (G715MP7). 

The core of the Tensor SoCs is the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is responsible for AI and ML tasks. Here, too, Google owes the public more precise information and only talks about the fact that 150 times more complex AI models can be calculated on the device. 

In addition, Google integrates its isolated security core subsystem, which again uses the Titan M2 co-processor and provides additional protection for its own data on a hardware basis. The G5300i modem is based on the Exynos 5300 and supports Wi-Fi 7.

The Tensor G3 is manufactured in the current 4nm process at Samsung.

SeriesGoogle
CodenameZuma - Cortex X3 / A715 / A510
Clock Rate1700 - 2910 MHz
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads9 / 9
1 x 2.9 GHz ARM Cortex-X3
4 x 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A715
4 x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A510
Manufacturing Technology4 nm
FeaturesWi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, LPDDR5x-RAM, Dual-Band GNSS, Titan M2
GPUARM Mali-G715 MP7
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date10/04/2023
Product Link (external)store.google.com

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 47776     avg: 48641     median: 48641 (43%)     max: 49506 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
16 MB/s (20%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 23031     avg: 23802     median: 23801.5 (38%)     max: 24572 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 4.63     avg: 5.5     median: 5.6 (2%)     max: 6.29 Watt
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0.683     avg: 0.8     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.923 Watt
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Google Tensor G3 processor

The best phones of 2023: Video test

The best phones of 2023: Video test - The iPhone is (no longer) the reference in many areas

Current flagship smartphones not only have to impress with their photo quality — but their video quality is just as important. In this test featuring the Apple ...
Google Tensor G3 | ARM Mali-G715 MP7 | 6.70" | 213 g
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The best camera smartphones 2023 in review - Apple and Xiaomi fall short of Samsung's best performance

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Google Tensor G3 | ARM Mali-G715 MP7 | 6.70" | 213 g
In review: Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8 smartphone review: Compact and with 7 years of updates

The Pixel 8 is an all-round improved smartphone compared to its predecessor. The newcomer not only benefits from the bright 120 Hz display and a fingerprint rea...
Google Tensor G3 | ARM Mali-G715 MP7 | 6.20" | 187 g
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Google Pixel 8 Pro review - Powerful Android smartphone with seven years of updates

This year, the Google Pixel 8 Pro shows improvements in many places, particularly with some overall optimizations of the cameras. But the secret highlight are t...
Google Tensor G3 | ARM Mali-G715 MP7 | 6.70" | 213 g

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   » Verdict on the Google Pixel 8: Solid smartphone overall with minor weaknesses

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