Google Tensor G4 chip will have better performance and efficiency: Report

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Google Tensor G4 chip will have better performance and efficiency: Report

Google’s upcoming Pixel 9 and possibly Pixel Fold 2 smartphones are expected to be equipped with the Tensor G4 chip. According to rumors, the SoC will be produced at Samsung Electronics Foundry.

A recent report by the Korean Financial News, backed by industry sources, confirms that Google and Samsung are collaborating on Tensor G4.

The Tensor G4 is said to use Samsung’s advanced 4-nanometer process technology along with FOWLP (Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging).

The result, according to the report, will be improved thermal management, energy efficiency, and performance – areas where the previous Tensor G3 reportedly fell short of the competition.

The report adds that Google’s decision to choose Samsung Electronics’ 4nm process is due to the positive perception of Samsung’s Exynos 2400 chip, which is used in the Galaxy S24 series. This means that the success of the Exynos 2400 chip has certainly strengthened Samsung’s reputation as a powerful semiconductor manufacturer.

Not only Google, but also other tech industry players seem to be interested in alternatives to TSMC, as evidenced by the visits of Open AI, TenStorrent, and Meta executives to Samsung Electronics.

As for the Tensor G4 SoC specifications, there’s still a lot we don’t know. A previous leak suggested that the chip could contain a hardware ray tracing GPU, which is not surprising given that Samsung has been integrating it into its Exynos processors for several generations.

Moreover, rumors suggest that Google will stick to the proven 3-core architecture with Cortex-X4, Cortex-A720, and Cortex-A520 cores. While the exact number of cores remains unknown, we can expect the new chip to offer better performance. We will keep you posted on any further updates regarding the Tensor G4 SoC.

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