On Monday, during its Computex keynote, AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed rumors of the latest Tesla models being equipped with RDNA 2 graphics, while also noting that the new Teslas will feature AMD APUs (Ryzen chips with built-in Radeon graphics) in their infotainment systems.
AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs are also behind the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and have now made their way towards Model S and Model X. During the keynote, Su noted that the RDNA 2 graphics will kick in when you’re playing something that demands a ton of power. This makes it efficient for the car since it wouldn’t wear down your battery life by keeping a high-powered GPU active all the time.
So, what’s with playing games in a Tesla? As it goes, the refreshed Teslas feature two screens: a 17-inch display up front, and a smaller one in the rear for passengers. So even if the driver doesn’t get much time to play, there’s a good chance the folks in the backseat will.
Elon Musk had himself mentioned that the infotainment system can play Cyberpunk 2077 which means that the system has enough power to run all games released to date.