What you need to know
- AMD announced a lot of news at Computex 2021.
- Among said news was the reveal that its GPUs and APUs are in two Tesla cars' infotainment systems.
- Elon Musk says the cars' entertainment computing power will be on par with the PS5.
AMD keeps on smashing through ceilings. First, it came back from the brink to challenge Intel for PC gaming market share. Then it began reclaiming ground in the server market in big ways. Recently, it's been cropping up in more high-profile machines than ever, like the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5. And even those sectors aren't enough — now AMD wants to take over the car market with its hardware.
At Computex 2021, AMD had a big announcement to make. AMD Lisa Su revealed that AMD hardware is in the Tesla Model S and X. AMD's press release reiterates that info, stating the following: "the newly designed infotainment systems in the Tesla Model S and Model X are powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded APU and an AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based GPU that enables AAA gaming."
But that's not all. Elon Musk, the man and meme magnet himself, hopped on Twitter to talk up just how powerful the two cars' infotainment systems are.
"Yeah, new Model S & X have PS5 level entertainment computing power," Musk said. Imagine that: A car with a built-in, high-power gaming console capable of providing AAA gaming for those who aren't busy driving. Now we just need a car with Xbox Series X levels of power. After all, Model S and X? Xbox Series S and X? It's such an easy match! C'mon, Elon.
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