Following last year’s rumors that Tesla was considering AMD for its next Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), AMD has now confirmed the news, according to a new report.
On Tuesday, during AMD’s Computex keynote, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that new Tesla Model S and X refresh will include the company’s AMD APU, a Ryzen processing chip featuring Radeon graphics processing, as well as RDNA 2 GPUs – the same set of GPUs backing the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series S and X (via Engadget).
AMD is accelerating the pace of innovation across the industry, with breakthrough technologies that power incredible experiences for gaming, PCs and the data center. Watch the full keynote with Dr. @LisaSu.
— AMD (@AMD) June 1, 2021
Su also noted that the RDNA 2s would be discrete in nature, meaning that they would only kick in while playing something which draws high power demand.
During the keynote, Su said, “We are thrilled to be working with Tesla to bring the power of Ryzen and Radeon to their newest flagship cars, and we look forward to giving gamers a new platform for AAA games.”
Yeah, new Model S & X have PS5 level entertainment computing power
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2021
Last year, Tesla also posted job listings for video game design positions, emphasizing the company’s hopes to capture a piece of the video game market. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also shown public support for video games, last year saying that The Witcher franchise could even be coming to Tesla’s cars.
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