Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Tensor G2 SoC Based on a 5nm Process, not a 4nm Claims Report

Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Tensor G2 SoC Based on a 5nm Process, not a 4nm Claims Report ...

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were launched in India earlier this month. According to a new study, the Pixel 7 processor would provide a 60 percent speed increase and a 20 percent battery efficiency boost than its predecessor, the Tensor G1 SoC. This is because of an improved fabrication process or improvements.

In collaboration with the Android Authority, Google has confirmed that the Tensor G2 SoC used in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is constructed on a 5nm process rather than the previously anticipated 4nm process.

The half gate pitch or half of the distance between the Fins of a transistor gate is measured on a chipset. Considering there are billions of transistor gates on a single SoC, a nanometer of difference in thickness would make a significant improvement in power consumption, space utilisation, and performance. The decreased size of an individual transistor means that more of them might fit into the same-sized chip, making the chip more powerful.

Google claims to have focused on Tensor G2 SoC''s machine learning capabilities as demonstrated in a next-generation TPU rather than breaking heads over the fabrication process.

"We designed Google Tensor G2 for real-world use cases. Our final architecture, which includes 5nm, helped us reach this goal while increasing both performance and power efficiency. This approach also allowed us to increase new capabilities while taking a step forward on machine learning," said a Google spokesperson in the interaction with the Android Authority.

While it is widely known that Samsung is the company''s main partner, Google has two 5nm nodes in its stratagem, including the 5LPE process used for the original Tensor G1 SoC and a newer 5LPP process. However, the company has not confirmed who developed the chip.

The Tensor G2 SoC was previously reported as having benchmark clock speeds that didn''t indicate a significant enough increase for an improved fabrication process. Kuba Wojciechowski, an Android developer, interpreted the figures by establishing a Geekbench listing that locked two 2.85GHz ARM Cortex-X1 cores at a 2.35GHz clock rate, and the four ARM Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz.

The Tensor G2 will be used the same CPU cores as the first gen Tensor, the Mali-G710 GPU, according to google - information

Kuba Wojciechowski (@Za_Raczke) September 16, 2022

The Tensor G2 SoC is reportedly equipped with a Mali-G710 GPU for enhanced gaming and HDR performance. It''s reportedly compatible with a second-generation EdgeTPU AI processor. It also has a shared L3 cache and a total system cache.

The Tensor G2 SoC, the next generation, is said to be capable of recording 4K 60fps videos on all cameras. It''s possible to even hold a 108-megapixel camera without stuttering or lag.

The fact that the Tensor G2 SoC is being built as a 5nm processor instead of a more advanced 4nm makes a significant difference to the competitive position and actual performance that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will adorn, or if it will remain a minor on-paper detail, remains to be seen.