Google Tensor 3 Chip to be Produced Using Samsung Foundry’s Third-Generation 4nm Process Node
Recently, we reported that the Google Tensor 3 chip, which will power the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, will be produced using Samsung Foundry’s third-generation 4nm process node. Today, a tipster leaked the kernel information on Twitter for the chip, allowing ITHome to reveal the specs of the chipset which carries a codename of “Quadra.”
The rumored 1+4+4 configuration reportedly includes a Cortex-X3 high-performance core clocked at 3.09GHz. Four performance cores (the ARM Cortex-A715) will run at 2.65GHz and the four efficiency cores (ARM Cortex-A510) will have a clock speed of 2.10GHz. The Samsung Xclipse 930 will be the graphics chip. There is a rumored special core for One UI optimization.
It isn’t clear whether Samsung will actually release this chipset since there has been talk about it skipping the Exynos 2300 and 2400 and going straight to the Exynos 2500. On the other hand, the Exynos 2300 is expected to be modified and used by Google for the Tensor 3.
Kernel information for the Exynos 2300 is leaked
Exynos 2500 Rumored to Feature a New Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI and Machine Learning
One hot rumor making its way around the water cooler claims that Samsung is going all out for the Exynos 2500 which would feature a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI and Machine Learning. The chipset could end up inside the Galaxy S25 series and come equipped with two X5 high-performance cores, two Cortex-A7xx performance cores, four Cortex-A5xx efficiency cores, a One UI optimization core, and an AMD RDNA2 GPU.
Google Tensor and Tensor 2 Chips
The Google Tensor and Tensor 2 chips are used on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 lines respectively. The original Tensor chip was based on a modified Exynos 2100 while a modified Exynos 2200 was used for the Tensor 2. The latter is expected to power the upcoming Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, and mid-range Pixel 7a models. We could see the mid-range Pixel 7a and the foldable Pixel Fold unveiled on May 10th during Google’s I/O 2023 developer conference and released the following month.
The leaked kernel information on Twitter for the Google Tensor 3 chip has revealed some exciting specs for the chipset. While it remains to be seen whether Samsung will actually release this chipset, it is expected to be modified and used by Google for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development!