Early benchmarks are in and Google’s Pixel 6 is chalking up some impressive performance results.
Unlike previous iterations of the Pixel line of smartphones, the Pixel 6 is using Google’s Tensor, its custom-built system on a chip (SoC). While many chips powering Android devices use a single high-performance Cortex-X1 core, the Tensor has two Cortex-X1 cores.
Despite its design, BGR reports the Pixel 6 doesn’t quite knock off the Snapdragon 888 as the reigning speed champion in the Android market — at least not in straight CPU performance. Where the Tensor chip crushes it, however, is in its GPU performance, easily delivering the best performance of any Android phone on the market.
As BGR points out, the fact that Google was able to deliver this kind of performance in their very first SoC is an impressive feat, and one that bodes well for the future.