The Google Tensor G3 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 are the two most popular SoCs featured on Android smartphones. While the Tensor G3 can be found only in Google Pixel devices like Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 on the other hand powers every other Android flagship smartphone out there. But which is faster the Google Tensor G3 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2?
First, let’s talk about the cost of smartphones using these chipsets. The smartphones using the Google Tensor G3 are more expensive. For example, the Google Pixel 8 is currently the cheapest phone using the Tensor G3 chipset and it’s priced at $699. In contrast, you would see the Samsung Galaxy S23 using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 priced at $500.
Now let’s talk about the processor’s speed. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is 24% faster in multi-core and 17% better in single-core than the Google Tensor G3. Going by Geekbench 6 scores, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 had 2,067 Single-core points and 5,498 multi-core. While the Tensor G3 chip had 1,760 points on single-core and 4,442 on multi-core.
Here is the CPU configuration, the Tensor G3 chipset has a 1+4+4 CPU architecture and is built on Samsung’s 4nm process with a 1x 3GHz (Cortex-X3), 4x 2.45GHz (Cortex-A715), and 4x 2.15GHz (Cortex-A510). In contrast, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is built on TSMC’s 4nm process with a 1x 3.19GHz (Cortex-X3), 2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A715), 2x 2.8GHz (Cortex-A710), and 3x 2.0GHz (Cortex-A510).
And when it comes to the graphical segment (GPU), these two chipsets feature hardware ray-tracing technology. The Tensor G3 uses ARM’s latest GPU design – Immortalis-G715s with 10 cores clocked up to 890MHz. While the snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has Adreno 740- the most advanced GPU from Qualcomm yet.
Google Tensor G3 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Conclusion
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is 24% faster in CPU than the Tensor G3 chipset. As for the GPU, both companies have made tremendous improvements when it comes to their ability to game and render. But when it comes to battery efficiency, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is a leap ahead.