At its Computex 2021 keynote, AMD announced its partnership with Tesla with the use of the company’s latest RDNA 2 GPU architecture in the 2021 Tesla Model S and X.
RDNA 2 to bring console-level gaming performance in a car
The RDNA 2 architecture is found in numerous devices at the current point of time including the Playstation 5 from Sony and the Xbox series S and X from Microsoft.
Elon Musk on Twitter confirmed Tesla’s partnership with AMD with a tweet stating that the new cars will have a gaming performance equivalent to that of a Playstation 5.
There is no denying the fact that Elon Musk wants Tesla owners to have that full console-level gaming experience in their cars as the rigs that are going to power the infotainment system in the new Tesla’s can deliver up to 10 Tflops of power.
“So we’ve actually, we have an embedded AMD Ryzen APU powering the infotainment system in both cars as well as a discrete RDNA 2-based GPU that kicks in when running AAA games, providing up to 10 teraflops of compute power. We’re thrilled to be working with Tesla to bring the power of Ryzen and Radeon to their newest flagship cars and look forward to giving gamers a great new platform for AAA gaming,” Dr. Lisa Su said.
Cyberpunk-2077 in a car
Elon tweeted earlier this year that the new Tesla Model S will be capable of running Cyberpunk 2077 on its infotainment system and well, he was not kidding.
To see console-level graphics on a car infotainment system is something that we wouldn’t have imagined just a couple of years before, but here we are.
“We’re really just getting started with RDNA 2. So you might be surprised to learn the next place you’ll find RDNA 2 graphics. It’s actually on the road, in the electric vehicle market with the new Tesla Model S and Model X,” Dr. Lisa further said in the keynote.
Stay tuned to know more about AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture and their partnership with Tesla and more coverage from Computex 2021.