After about 9 years, Tesla has officially announced that the updated Model S will receive a new infotainment system featuring the Tesla Arcade gaming platform.
As per the announcement, the infotainment system will have 10 teraflops of processing power. There’s no information on the chip, but it is expected to be AMD silicon.
Not so long ago, the world was busy comparing the Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) with the Xbox Series X in terms of computing power, and we saw KFC also join the mix with its KFConsole coming with a chicken frier inside, now Tesla has come up with a gaming console on wheels. The updated Tesla Model S for 2021 and beyond is essentially an entertainment powerhouse on wheels.
Along with changes to the car powertrain, the American Electric Vehicle (EV) company announced that the updated Model S (which wasn’t updated since 2012). Updated on its website, Tesla says this system will have 10 teraflops of power, last we checked, that is just as powerful as the PS5!
New Features of the Tesla Model S
The upgraded Model S features a 17-inch display with a resolution of 2200 x 1300 pixels, giving good competition to some of the best gaming laptops we have seen in recent times. Tesla says the screen is “ultra-bright, produces good colors, and you can tilt it left or right.”
It is rumored that Tesla Model S is powered by an AMD RDNA2 chip, likely Navi 23 GPU (there have been no leaks on CPU design yet). This is a mid-range GPU that has not yet been announced by AMD.
It is rumored that the new GPU will have 32 Units, which means 2048 Stream Processors. It also has a 2GB of GDDR6 memory and uses a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. In order to achieve 10 TFLOPS of power, the GPU would have to be clocked at 2.44 GHz.
This puts it in the realms of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console in terms of gaming horsepower so as a result, those images of games such as The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 in the recent new Tesla press images weren’t there just for show. You really can play those games on the new Model 3-like screen.
The refreshed Tesla Model S can be ordered for $80K. It will be launched in March, which might be in synchronization with AMD’s new announcement of their upcoming chip that will be used for a discrete graphics card named the Radeon RX 6500 series.