The Google Pixel 8 Pro was launched in the market with bold claims about improvements and upgrades. The newly introduced Tensor G3 chipset was termed “performance champ” by the brand. The past Tensor chipsets had many performance throttling and heat dissipation issues and we were expecting them to be addressed with the newly launched Tensor G3. But the latest report leaves us disappointed again, read until the end to find out more!
Did the Google Pixel 8 Pro fail with the Tensor G3 chipset? Probably, Yes!
A well-known reviewer, Golden Reviewer on X, shared an image on the gaming performance of various flagship devices, including the Google Pixel 8 Pro. It was no shock that the gaming-centric RedMagic 8 Pro claimed the top spot with an impressive average FPS of 60.4, effortlessly handling the game. The second position, however, held a surprise with the Xiaomi 13 Pro, which achieved an average FPS of 59.4 and a remarkable Efficiency FPS per watt of 10.8, showcasing exceptional performance.
Shifting our focus to the main topic, the Google Pixel 8 Pro, it’s clear from the chart that the device ranked fourth from the bottom. The device delivered an average FPS of 33.5 with an Efficiency FPS per watt of 7.2, and the temperature reached 42 degrees Celsius. These performance statistics for the Google Pixel 8 Pro are undeniably disappointing, especially for a flagship device. This kind of performance is certainly not what consumers expect from the latest flagship model.
Expectations were high for the Google Tensor G3 chipset, with the hope that it would match or exceed the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. As we approach the launch of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the disappointment of setting the bar at the level of Gen 2 lingers. To make matters worse, the Google Pixel 8 Pro fell short even compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, particularly in the context of Genshin Impact gaming.
Their own Tensor G2 outperformed its successor, running the game significantly smoother. We genuinely anticipate that Google will address this issue in the future. They have already reduced the performance by a huge margin to manage and prevent excessive heating. However, the fundamental question remains: why equip a flagship chipset if it performs at a mid-range level? Only Google can provide an answer to this puzzling question.