When Tesla first announced its revamped Model S and Model X earlier this year, the company was bold enough to say that its new infotainment systems will offer up to 10 teraflops of power.
As of then, there were rumours that AMD would be providing Tesla’s new graphics hardware. It’s okay to say that makes sense since the company’s RDNA 2 GPUs are also behind the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
AMD CEO Lisa Su has during its Computex keynote confirmed those rumours while adding that the new Tesla will feature AMD APUs Ryzen chips with built-in Radeon graphics in their infotainment systems.
Lisa said that the RDNA 2 graphics will set in when a user is playing something that demands a ton of power. It’s something like the way some laptops juggle integrated and discrete graphics cards.
We can also understand why this is also good for Tesla since users wouldn’t want to wear down their battery life by keeping a high-powered GPU active all the time. Those who will need console-quality graphics in their cars may want to cram in a bit of playtime during lunch or an extended charging session.
The improved Teslas will also feature two screens, a 17-inch display up front, and a smaller one in the rear for passengers. That will enable anyone in the backseat to play even if the driver doesn’t get much time to do so.