Google Pixel 5 gets 50% better GPU performance with software update

Google recently released the April update for Pixel smartphones. As it turns out, the current Pixel 5 has more than just improved security and minor bug fixes.

The fact is that Google developers have worked on optimizing the smartphone’s graphics processing unit (GPU). Thus, they managed to increase its productivity from 30 to 50%. This can be seen in games as well as benchmarks. For example, before the update, the smartphone scored 2278/2260 points in the OpenGL / Vulkan tests in 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme. After the April patch, these numbers have increased to 3286/3083 respectively. How the developers achieved such indicators is unknown. We can only assume that initially, the Snapdragon 765G chip in the smartphone did not work at full capacity.

We will remind, Pixel 5 was presented in September 2020. The smartphone has a 6-inch OLED display at 90 Hz, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of ROM, a 4080 mAh battery with support for 18 W fast charging, IPX8 protection, an 8-megapixel front camera, as well as a dual main camera with 12.2 MP sensors and 16 MP.

Author: John Kessler
Graduated From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, worked in various little-known media. Currently is an expert, editor and developer of Free News.
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