Google Tensor G3 may be a modified version of Exynos 2300

The Tensor G3, Google’s next custom SoC, is anticipated to feature in the flagship products Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, set to launch later this year. Throughout the development of the Tensor series, Google has collaborated with Samsung, resulting in SoCs that exhibit traces of the latter’s Exynos series.

According to Wccftech, recent information suggests that the Tensor G3 may be a modified version of Samsung’s unreleased Exynos 2300.

Google Tensor SoC perfomance

Rumors indicate that the Google Tensor G3 will possess more cores than the Tensor G2, adopting a tri-cluster 1+4+4 CPU architecture. Unlike Qualcomm’s third-generation Snapdragon 8, the Google  Tensor G3 will not utilize Cortex-X4 cores; instead, it will continue to employ Cortex-X3 cores with a frequency of 3.09 GHz, accompanied by four Cortex-A715 performance cores at 2.65 GHz, and four Cortex-A510 energy-efficient cores at 2.10 GHz.

The GPU segment proves to be even more intriguing, as the Tensor G3 will no longer adopt ARM Mali GPUs. Instead, it may utilize the Xclipse 930, jointly developed by Samsung and AMD, which is an upgraded version of the Xclipse 920 used in the Exynos 2200. This alteration could represent the most significant change in the new SoC. Given the subpar performance of the previous Exynos 2200, it is hoped that the Xclipse 930 will exhibit improvements.

Contrary to earlier rumors, the Tensor G3 might be manufactured using Samsung’s third-generation 4nm process, rather than a 3nm process. Compared to the Tensor G2’s 5nm process, this upgrade should yield better performance and energy consumption. However, the actual performance of past Tensor series SoCs has often fallen short of their specifications on paper; hence, estimations of the Tensor G3’s performance should be approached with caution. The final comprehensive performance may be comparable to that of Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon 8+.