Notebookcheck Logo

Google Tensor G2 vs Google Tensor G3

Google Tensor G2

► remove from comparison Google Tensor G2

The Google Tensor G2 SoC is a chip that was developed by Google and Samsung for the Google Pixel smarthpones. It is the successor to the Google Tensor G1 and still integrates the same CPU cores. This processor part includes two fast ARM Cortex-X1 cores at up to 2.85 GHz (up from 2.8 GHz of the G1), two mid-range Cortex-A78 cores at up to 2.35 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 efficiency cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The caches are identical with 4 MB CPU L3 cache and 8 MB system level cache. Therefore, the CPU performance is very similar to the first generation of the Tensor SoC.

A big upgrade is the new TPU, which should be more powerful and power efficient compared to its predecessor. In our tests, the AI performance is about 50% higher.

The iGPU was also improved, and now uses a more modern ARM Mali G710 architecture with 7 cores.

The chip also integrates a Titan M2 security processor, a LPDDR5 memory controller, and an ISP for 10-bit HDR / 4k/60 video and 108 MP cameras.

The SoC is manufactured in 5nm at Samsung.

Google Tensor G3

► remove from comparison 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.

ModelGoogle Tensor G2Google Tensor G3
SeriesGoogle Google
CodenameCortex X1 / A76 / A55Zuma - Cortex X3 / A715 / A510
Clock1800 - 2850 MHz1700 - 2910 MHz
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 89 / 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
Technology5 nm4 nm
FeaturesARM Mali-G78MP20 GPUWi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, LPDDR5x-RAM, Dual-Band GNSS, Titan M2
iGPUARM Mali-G710 MP7ARM Mali-G715 MP7
ArchitectureARMARM
Announced
Manufacturerstore.google.comstore.google.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
min: 4086     avg: 4596     median: 4672 (55%)     max: 4983 Points
min: 3005     avg: 4348     median: 4995 (59%)     max: 5044 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
min: 4336     avg: 4765     median: 4875 (56%)     max: 4985 Points
min: 4994     avg: 5068     median: 5067.5 (58%)     max: 5141 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 1428     avg: 1452     median: 1450 (39%)     max: 1480 Points
min: 1653     avg: 1707     median: 1699 (46%)     max: 1769 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 3383     avg: 3638     median: 3600 (14%)     max: 3967 Points
min: 4225     avg: 4390     median: 4408 (17%)     max: 4538 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1036     avg: 1053     median: 1049 (44%)     max: 1078 Points
min: 1260     avg: 1267     median: 1267 (53%)     max: 1274 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3093     avg: 3198     median: 3217 (6%)     max: 3265 Points
min: 3395     avg: 3795     median: 3624 (6%)     max: 4366 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1069 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3272     avg: 3277     median: 3276.5 (10%)     max: 3281 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4771     avg: 4784     median: 4782 (48%)     max: 4800 Points
min: 5660     avg: 6074     median: 6074 (61%)     max: 6488 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12110     avg: 12684     median: 12839.5 (14%)     max: 12946 Points
min: 13776     avg: 14268     median: 14268 (16%)     max: 14760 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4609     avg: 4625     median: 4624.5 (63%)     max: 4640 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12072     avg: 12113     median: 12112.5 (30%)     max: 12153 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 13256     avg: 13487     median: 13486.5 (21%)     max: 13717 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4061     avg: 4137     median: 4137 (62%)     max: 4213 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 919.6     avg: 992     median: 1011.5 (1%)     max: 1074.5 ms
min: 840.2     avg: 908     median: 886.7 (1%)     max: 998 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 298     avg: 300.7     median: 300.7 (3%)     max: 303.3 ms
197 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 43817     avg: 45221     median: 44948 (39%)     max: 47939 Points
min: 46738     avg: 48007     median: 47776 (42%)     max: 49506 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 90     avg: 98.6     median: 98 (28%)     max: 111 Points
min: 94     avg: 97.3     median: 95 (27%)     max: 103 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 98     avg: 110     median: 98 (20%)     max: 134 Points
min: 115     avg: 126.3     median: 129 (27%)     max: 135 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 619727     avg: 692109     median: 657414 (40%)     max: 773857 Points
min: 603046     avg: 749728     median: 749728 (45%)     max: 896410 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 148269     avg: 185009     median: 186042 (51%)     max: 206520 Points
min: 170029     avg: 206664     median: 206664 (57%)     max: 243298 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random write internal
min: 58.7     avg: 60.1     median: 60.1 (44%)     max: 61.5 MB/s
min: 30     avg: 34.9     median: 34.9 (26%)     max: 39.7 MB/s
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
min: 511.8     avg: 513     median: 512.7 (15%)     max: 513.66 MB/s
min: 272     avg: 421     median: 421 (12%)     max: 570 MB/s
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
min: 23.61     avg: 27.3     median: 27.3 (33%)     max: 30.92 MB/s
min: 13.4     avg: 14.7     median: 14.7 (18%)     max: 16 MB/s
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
min: 721.29     avg: 1148     median: 1147.6 (32%)     max: 1573.94 MB/s
min: 1571     avg: 1599     median: 1599 (44%)     max: 1627 MB/s
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
min: 23085     avg: 26691     median: 26679.5 (42%)     max: 30321 Points
min: 21907     avg: 23170     median: 23031 (36%)     max: 24572 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
min: 10530     avg: 11184     median: 11397 (53%)     max: 11736 Points
min: 10897     avg: 11429     median: 11565 (53%)     max: 11824 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 886     avg: 900     median: 895 (34%)     max: 934 Points
min: 919     avg: 936     median: 935 (36%)     max: 955 Points
Power Consumption - Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 3.6     avg: 5.8     median: 6.5 (3%)     max: 7.34 Watt
min: 4.63     avg: 5.5     median: 5.6 (2%)     max: 6.29 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 0.751     avg: 1.2     median: 1 (1%)     max: 2.18 Watt
min: 0.683     avg: 0.8     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.923 Watt

Average Benchmarks Google Tensor G2 → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks Google Tensor G3 → 105% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Add one or more devices and compare

In the following list you can select (and also search for) devices that should be added to the comparison. You can select more than one device.

restrict list:

show all (including archived), 2024, 2023
v1.28
log 23. 09:51:17

#0 checking url part for id 14635 +0s ... 0s

#1 checking url part for id 15106 +0s ... 0s

#2 redirected to Ajax server, took 1721721077 +0s ... 0s

#3 did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old! Created at Mon, 22 Jul 2024 05:15:35 +0200 +0s ... 0s

#4 composed specs +0.059s ... 0.059s

#5 did output specs +0s ... 0.059s

#6 getting avg benchmarks for device 14635 +0.001s ... 0.06s

#7 got single benchmarks 14635 +0.007s ... 0.067s

#8 getting avg benchmarks for device 15106 +0.001s ... 0.068s

#9 got single benchmarks 15106 +0.005s ... 0.073s

#10 got avg benchmarks for devices +0s ... 0.073s

#11 min, max, avg, median took s +0.022s ... 0.095s

#12 return log +0.002s ... 0.098s

Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Benchmarks / Tech > Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head
Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2023-07- 1)