Tesla cars will switch to the latest AMD graphics chips

Tesla cars will switch to the latest AMD graphics chips

November 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The modern car has long been more like a computer on wheels. This applies even more to Tesla electric cars. As it became known, Elon Musk’s cars will soon receive a serious upgrade, because the automaker plans to switch to the latest AMD Navi chips based on the RDNA 2 architecture.

The first Tesla vehicles used NVIDIA Tegra chips. They functioned in the multimedia control unit (MCU), while the autopilot is in charge of Tesla’s own development. At the moment, Intel chips are installed in electric cars, but, judging by the latest rumors, a transition to high-performance AMD Navi 23 GPUs is coming soon.

According to insiders, it’s all about the high efficiency of the new RDNA 2 architecture, delivering up to 54% higher performance per watt compared to the previous generation. Tesla engineers are scrutinizing new offerings on the market in an effort to optimize all of the vehicle’s subsystems to make them more efficient, resulting in greater range.

There is still no exact data on the timing of the appearance of the new architecture in Tesla cars.