AMD has confirmed that Tesla is using its new RDNA 2 GPUs in the new rear seat entertainment system in the new S and Model X models.
When Tesla introduced the new Model S and Model X in January, one of the biggest new features was the addition of a rear seat screen.
The carmaker also confirmed that the screen is powered by a new powerful gaming computer:
Game computer with 10 teraflops of processing power.
Now we learn more about the new computer in the car. Today, AMD unveiled its Radeon RX 6000M series with RDNA 2 architecture:
Today at Computex 2021, AMD (Nasdaq: AMD) introduced several powerful new solutions that take high-performance gaming to new levels. The new AMD Radeon ™ RX 6000M series mobile graphics are designed to deliver world-class performance, incredible visual fidelity and immersive notebook experiences, and include the latest Radeon RX 6800M – the fastest AMD Radeon GPU for laptops, and deliver Desktops – Class performance to drive ultra-high frame rate 1440p games anywhere.
Chipmaker confirmed that the new technology not only drives the popular Sony Playstation 5, but also Tesla’s new gaming computer in the new Model S and Model X.
One of Tesla’s most important requirements for computing power is not only processing power, but energy efficiency.
Scott Herkelman, executive vice president and general manager of AMD’s graphics business unit, said that energy efficiency is one of the key benefits of the new RDNA 2 architecture:
There have been incredible advances in gaming in recent years, with powerful technologies enabling desktops to deliver high-octane, beautifully complex and immersive worlds like never before. Today, we are excited to bring the high-performance, energy-efficient AMD RDNA ™ 2 architecture to the next generation of laptops to unlock the same level of high performance and real-time images for mobile gamers. With AMD Advantage, gamers can be assured that these next-generation laptops are designed, optimized and custom-built for the best gaming experience.
As we recently reported, Tesla has put more work into video games in its cars with the goal of “optimizing fun” with the ownership experience.
Last year, we reported that Tesla was building a new video game and user interface team in Austin as the automaker tried to turn its vehicles into a truly viable video game platform.
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