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Google's got a lot riding on the Pixel 6's Tensor chip, and now we're starting to learn what it can really do

Google's got a lot riding on the Pixel 6's Tensor chip, and now we're starting to learn what it can really do

Since Google's unexpected Pixel 6 announcement last month, we've spent all of our free time speculating on its new Tensor SoC. Most flagship Android phones rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors these days, so for a major player in the field to suddenly switch to an in-house chipset — it's a big deal. A new leak provides our first concrete evidence of what to expect from the Pixel 6, and what's powering Tensor might surprise you.

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ARM's new A76 CPU core could make your next smartphone a lot faster

ARM's new A76 CPU core could make your next smartphone a lot faster

ARM unveiled its brand-new A76 CPU design at an event in San Francisco today, and while it may not be in your next smartphone, there's a good chance it'll be in the one after that. And it's going to make it a fair bit faster - around 35% faster than ARM's current top-of-the-line core.

If you're not familiar, ARM is the company behind the CPU instruction set used in essentially every modern smartphone (and yes, that includes the iPhone), and it's also behind the core CPU designs used in the vast majority of them. That includes chips made like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, with a high-performance processor that is essentially a slight tweak on ARM's current A75 design.

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