Back in June, we learned that upcoming Tesla’s Model S was set to feature gaming PC innards that could run games at “PS5-level performance”. Thanks to a new teardown video, we now know that the supercar will come with a custom Zen 1+ AMD Ryzen CPU and discrete Navi 23 graphics under the hood.
According to the YouTube channel Ingineerix, the vehicle’s AMD Zen 1+ processor is a quad-core 45W APU with 500kb of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 Cache. The chip’s model number, YE180FC3T4MFG, also suggests that it’s embedded, with the “FG” characters at the end implying it’s an updated version of the Zen 1 microarchitecture.
On the GPU side of things, the tech-drenched Tesla is armed with both a discrete and dedicated graphics card based on AMD’s Navi 23. Complete with 28 compute units, the Californian company also claims the car’s graphics solution offers performance on par with current-gen consoles, but we’ve yet to see any official clock speeds to back this up.
Naturally, while Tesla’s Model S is kitted out for gaming sessions, it also comes equipped with a bunch of additional specs, including a 17-inch cinematic display, a 960-watt audio system that’s sure to trump the best computer speakers, and an LG Innotek wifi module for on the go internet connectivity.
So, in theory, the versatile vehicle could become a gaming PC alternative, but its $130,000 price tag means you’re probably better off forking out double for an Nvidia RTX 3000 or AMD Radeon GPU amid current shortages.. However, if you are flush enough to afford this flamboyant set of wheels, you should be able to jump into the front seat of a fairly high-end gaming experience.