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Latest Google Pixel 6 Pro Tensor SoC Geekbench test scores indicate a potential price-performance champion is incoming

The Google Pixel 6 Pro with its Tensor SoC has been showing promising results on Geekbench. (Image source: Google/Geekbench - edited)
The Google Pixel 6 Pro with its Tensor SoC has been showing promising results on Geekbench. (Image source: Google/Geekbench - edited)
The Google Pixel 6 Pro with its custom Tensor SoC has made additional appearances on Geekbench over the last few days. The average scores for both the single-core test and multi-core benchmark indicate that the Pixel 6 Pro could end up being a premium price-performance champion that is ready to rival the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has been making frequent visits to the Geekbench testing site over the last couple of days, with over a dozen tests being recorded on the popular benchmark in just that short space of time. Although the Pixel 6 Pro now has over 50 listings on Geekbench at the time of writing, the averages published below have been taken from the most recent runs, as these will be final versions of both the Google phone and the Tensor chip.

The average scores taken from the latest 14 test runs leave the Google Pixel 6 Pro’s Tensor SoC with a single-core score of 1,014.63 points and a multi-core score of 2,788.5 points. While the multi-core score average would leave the Pixel 6 Pro at a similar level as the Sony Xperia 1 II in Geekbench’s charts, the strong single-core score would put Tensor way beyond its Snapdragon 888, Snapdragon 865+, and Exynos 2100 rivals in the multi-core chart, which is headed by the Galaxy S21+ 5G (SD888) on 966 points.

Our own tests with Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 phones have resulted in higher scores than the averages listed by Geekbench; however, the Pixel 6 Pro might have another ace up its sleeve along with the Tensor SoC (8 cores, base 4x cores @1.80 GHz, 2x cores @2.25 GHz, 2x cores @2.80 GHz). Leaks have the Google Pixel 6 Pro with a price tag of around US$900 – the official price for the older Samsung Galaxy S21+ is US$999.99.

It’s worth keeping in mind that the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the regular Pixel 6 are not designed to be performance monsters akin to an Asus ROG Phone 3. With Tensor, it seems Google has aimed to create a custom SoC that can compete against fellow flagship chips but inside a device that offers much more than pure processing power. All the details, including pricing, should be revealed at the Google Pixel 6 launch event on October 19 (today at 10:00 PDT).

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Google Pixel 6 Pro/Tensor. (Image source: Geekbench)
Google Pixel 6 Pro/Tensor. (Image source: Geekbench)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-10-19 (Update: 2021-10-19)