Old chip components could put the Pixel 8 at a disadvantage
Pixel 3's Tensor G8 will be held back by old Arm processors
The leaker suggests that the Tensor G3 will have an Arm Cortex-X3 running at 3,3GHz, two Cortex-A715 cores clocked at 2,6GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores running at speeds of up to 2,3 GHz.
Arm is reportedly planning to release new cores this year. If the Pixel 8 uses last year's CPU, it will be at a disadvantage compared to other Android devices. However, it would be a notable upgrade over the G2, which has two Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.
The main X4 core will run at 3.70GHz, which is 15% faster clock speed than the 3.20GHz frequency of the Cortex-X3 of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Needless to say, this will significantly improve the peak performance.
The chip probably still won't be able to beat Apple's chip. That's because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is reportedly based on TSMC's N4P process, while the A17 Bionic will be built on the 3nm node.