Elon Musk wants to run Steam games on Tesla models
In June last year, electric car manufacturer Tesla held a delivery ceremony for its new electric car at its California plant in the United States, and officially released the Model S Plaid. Elon Musk has also made good on his previous promise to play Cyberpunk 2077 with the new in-vehicle infotainment system.
Recently, Elon Musk said that he is working hard to bring Steam’s game library to Tesla models, which will be the direction of Tesla’s long-term development. At present, the Steam game library has nearly 50,000 games, which is quite large. Valve has been busy working on the Steam Deck console recently. This upcoming product uses the same APU as Tesla’s new in-vehicle infotainment system, with 4 cores and 8 threads. The graphics module part is also based on the RDNA 2 architecture, which may have given Elon Musk new ideas. A custom platform-like architecture might make the Tesla team’s job a little easier, after all, it already ensures broad game compatibility.
In the past, Tesla’s new car infotainment system was equipped with a 17-inch touch screen with a resolution of 2200 × 1300, and there were two secondary screens in the car. Past teardowns have shown the use of AMD’s custom products, a 4-core 8-thread Ryzen V180F embedded chip based on the Zen+ architecture, with 2MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. It is matched with the Navi 23 core based on the RDNA 2 architecture, equipped with 28 CUs, with 1792 stream processors, with a clock of around 2.8 GHz and a floating-point performance of 10 TFLOPS, which is similar to the 10.28 TFLOPS of the PlayStation 5 game console. Tesla’s new in-car infotainment system is adequate, at least in terms of performance.