When Tesla announced the updated Model S and Model X in January, it explained that the new infotainment systems provide up to 10 teraflops of computing power.
“You can, for example, play The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 on a 10-teraflop gaming platform found in Model S and Model X,” said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.
AMD has gained momentum in recent years with massive sales of new chips for PCs, laptops, and servers. The company now appears to have won a high-profile client outside the computer industry.
AMD processors and graphics chips are used in the infotainment systems of the newly updated Tesla Model S and Model X electric vehicles. Which is expected to go on sale in a few weeks.
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Tesla and AMD:
During her keynote at Computex 2021, revealed AMD has officially announced that the new Tesla infotainment system consists of an AMD Ryzen processor paired with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU.
AMD said: “We have AMD Ryzen that powers the infotainment system in both cars. Plus a discrete GPU based on RDNA2.
And the RDNA2-based discrete GPU works when playing games that require a lot of power.
Therefore, it saves up to 10 teraflops of computing power when needed.
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This is similar to the way some laptops handle integrated and discrete graphics cards.
So it also makes sense to use this method for Tesla. Considering that you won’t want to reduce battery life by keeping the high-powered GPU active all the time.
This means that the infotainment system is in theory as powerful as possibly slightly less than Sony’s PS5.
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The updated Tesla cars also feature two screens: a 17-inch screen in the front plus a smaller screen in the rear for passengers.
For example, Tesla owners can play high-end video games in cars. Plus see maps and other items in more detail.
“The effort to make in-vehicle driving systems as powerful as high-end computers is part of the broader trend that computing is ubiquitous,” AMD said.
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