At AMD’s Computex 2021 keynote address, new details were revealed about the new “infotainment” system that will be featured in Tesla Model X and Model S cars. It now appears that the system will have a lot more gaming capabilities than originally expected.
It was announced that the gaming system will be powered by an AMD Ryzen processor and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU. According to TechRadar, the system “is capable of providing up to 10 teraflops of computing power.” This means it has almost as much computing power as Sony’s Playstation5.
Lisa Su is the CEO of AMD. She said Tesla models “will have an AMD Ryzen APU powering the infotainment system […] as well as a discrete RDNA 2-based GPU that kicks in when running AAA games.” She added that the company “look[s] forward to giving gamers a great platform for AAA gaming.”
These new Tesla cars can be ordered now. The prices of the vehicles range from $72K to $143K.
The Profit‘s Take:
Given current scalper prices for PS5s, a new Tesla might be the cheapest next-gen console you can buy! On a more serious note, this is yet another example of gaming and gaming hardware infiltrating all kinds of other industries.