Pixel 6 Pro benchmarks paint a grim picture for the device

Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have garnered global attention thanks to the company’s custom-designed Tensor chips.

According to Google, these can process its most powerful AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) models directly on Pixel devices.

While not much was known about the custom chip so far, especially the CPU and GPU that power the Pixel 6, recently shared benchmarks give us a better understanding of the Tensor chip’s capabilities.

TO Pixel 6 Pro Benchmark Test on Geekbench displays scores that paint a bleak picture for the device. The Pixel 6 Pro received a single-core and multi-core score of 414 and 2,074, respectively. For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra from early 2021 with its Snapdragon 888 chipset received a 927 single-core score and 3,096 multi-core score. Similarly, the One Plus 9 had a single-core score of 1,068 and multi-core score of 3,393.

A XDA report in the Geekbench score it states that the Tensor’s CPU configuration will have two Cortex-X1 performance cores at 2.802GHz, two Cortex-A76 performance cores at 2.253GHz, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.

According to XDA, the Cortex-A76 was launched in 2018 and is two generations older than the Cortex-A78 used in most 2021 flagships. The A78 is faster and more efficient than its predecessor, making the decision to Google’s adding it to the CPU Tensor is incredibly unusual. Furthermore, Mishaal Rahman, XDAThe editor-in-chief published the results of other benchmarking tools, citing a source claiming to have a Pixel 6 Pro. The benchmarking tools used were Speedometer and JetStream 2, both of which use different web services; JavaScript; and WebAssembly to push a device to the limit and evaluate performance.

While the current scores seem disappointing, we must remember that these are pre-launch benchmark scores. There’s a good chance that the Pixel 6 Pro will perform better when running its final polished software and hardware.

Source: XDA Developers


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