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Tensor G4 of Google Pixel 9 shows only a slight performance bump on leaked benchmarks

Tensor G4 benchmark results aren't impressive...yet (Image source: Rozetked)
Tensor G4 benchmark results aren't impressive...yet (Image source: Rozetked)
Google has a good track record of not being able to keep its unreleased phones secret for long. The Pixel 9 series isn’t an exception in this regard. Previously, we had detailed images of the upcoming phones, and now, the Tensor G4 benchmark results are out. As per the benchmarks, the new SoC won’t offer a big performance jump from its predecessor.

The previous Google Pixel 9 series leaks have outlined a lot about the upcoming phones. That includes the display specs, camera upgrades, and the design. Now, we have a closer look at the Tensor G4 that will be powering Google’s new flagship smartphones.

This leak comes from Rozetked, the same leaker who revealed the other information about the phones. As per the benchmark test results, the Tensor G4 features an 8-core configuration with four Cortex-A520 cores at 1.95 GHz, three Cortex-A720 at 2.6 GHz, and one Cortex-X4 at 3.1 GHz.

Looking back, the Tensor G3 that powers the Google Pixel 8 series (8 Pro curr. $887 on Amazon) had a 9-core configuration. To compare, the new SoC has one less middle core, but all the eight cores in the G4 see a boost in clock speed. As for how well this new processor performs, Rozetked shows AnTuTu scores ranging from 1.17 million to 1.07 million points.

Here, the Google Pixel 9 Pro XL gets the highest scores, while the base model gets the lowest. This isn’t a big performance jump from the Tensor G3, as according to the official AnTuTu website, the predecessor can score about 0.95 million points. But yes, it’s worth noting that the benchmarks weren’t run on the final version of the software, and Google can optimize things further before the new phones launch.

However, the Tensor G4 may still not have what it takes to beat Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, as it scores higher than 2 million. The same goes for the Dimensity 9300 and the newly released 9300+. Also, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is around the corner, which will likely leave the upcoming Pixel 9 phones much behind the other Android flagship smartphones in terms of raw performance.

Early AnTuTu benchmark results of Tensor G4 of Google Pixel 9 (Image source: Rozetked)
Early AnTuTu benchmark results of Tensor G4 of Google Pixel 9 (Image source: Rozetked)

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Abid Ahsan Shanto, 2024-06- 2 (Update: 2024-06- 2)