Tensor G3 Benchmarks: Better Than Snapdragon 8 Gen 2?

The Google Pixel 8 series has the new and upgraded Google Tensor G3 chipset. How does it fare in benchmarks such as AnTuTu, Geekbench, and 3DMark? Let’s discuss.


  • Google Tensor G3 scores 1,081,944 in the AnTuTu benchmark. 
  • Tensor G3 scores 1760 as the single-core score and 4442 as the multi-core score.
  • It’s a good leap against the previous year’s Tensor G2, but still no match for other flagship chipsets such as Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Apple A17 Pro.

Google Tensor G3 Specs & Features

Let’s first look at the complete specifications of the Google Tensor G3 chipset:

  • CPU: 1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510
  • GPU: Immortalis-G715s MC10

Google hasn’t revealed the complete specifications of the Tensor G3 chipset at the launch event of the Pixel 8 series. However, we know these specifications from a previous leak on X

Google doesn’t put the spotlight on raw specifications and performance gains. Instead, the focus has been on AI.

Our work with Tensor has never been about speeds and feeds, or traditional performance metrics. It’s about pushing the mobile computing experience forward. And in our new Tensor G3 chip, every major subsystem has been upgraded, paving the way for on-device generative AI. It includes the latest generation of ARM CPUs, an upgraded GPU, new ISP and Imaging DSP and our next-gen TPU, which was custom-designed to run Google’s AI models.


Google says that compared to Tensor G2, the latest Tensor G3 is capable of running twice as many machine learning models on-device. The Tensor G3 brings more improvements in speech and language, with Google implementing the same text-to-speech model Google uses in its data centers. It also continues to deliver the improvements Google makes with computational photography and tools such as Magic Eraser and Best Take.

But this means Tensor G3 won’t dominate the benchmark charts compared to other flagship chipsets. 

Tensor G3 AnTuTu Benchmark Scores

AnTuTu benchmark is the most popular benchmark application for smartphones. AnTuTu benchmark score consists of a total CPU, GPU, Memory, and UX score. 

Here are the AnTuTu benchmark scores of the Google Tensor G3 chipset:

CPU Score295546
GPU Score383022
Memory Score184747
UX Score225100
Total Score1081944

Tensor G3 Geekbench Scores

The Geekbench benchmark is used to benchmark the CPU performance of a chipset. It is available not only for smartphones but also for PCs and laptops. Geekbench benchmark score consists of two scores – single-core and multi-core scores, both of which benchmark a chipset’s single-core and multi-core performance. 

Here are the Geekbench benchmark scores of the Google Tensor G3 chipset:

Single Core Score1760
Multi-Core Score4442

Tensor G3 Benchmark Comparison

Let’s compare Tensor G3 with other competing chipsets!

BenchmarkGoogle Tensor G3Google Tensor G2Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Apple A17 Pro
AnTuTu Benchmark1,081, 944740,2561,226,5981641883
Geekbench Single Core1760105120002846
Geekbench Multi Core4442324155567024

As you can see, Google Tensor G3 lags behind Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Apple A17 Pro chipset in both AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarks.

Are Benchmarks Important?

While benchmarks give us a measuring scale for comparing various chipsets, it is not a metric that can be translated into real-world performance. Google Tensor G3 isn’t leading the benchmark charts, but it has many new stuff in AI and machine learning that cannot be measured using benchmarks. Also, benchmarks just give us a glimpse into the performance; real-world usage depends on factors like software optimization, apps you use, usage habits, and more.

Phones With Tensor G3 Chipset

Google Tensor G3 is currently used only on two Google phones: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Google will introduce new devices such as Pixel 8A and Pixel Tablet 2 in the future, both of which will be powered by Tensor G3 chipset.

Abhijith S

Abhijith has been writing about Tech since 2013 on his own blogs. He handles Tech news in KnowYourMobile. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones. Other than Tech, he is into Formula 1, Wrestling, various TV shows and buying Kindle books he barely reads.

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