AMD made some major announcements during its Computex keynote, including new laptop GPUs, new desktop APUs, and the long-awaited availability of FidelityFX Super Resolution, a technology similar to Nvidia’s DLSS. But some announcements were mentioned so briefly they might have flown under the radar, like the fact that AMD GPUs are coming to Tesla’s new Model S and Model X cars.
During its keynote, AMD said that the gaming system inside Tesla’s electric vehicles will combine an AMD Ryzen Embedded APU for general compute tasks with an RDNA 2-based GPU for AAA gaming. Specifically, the company promised 10 TFLOPS of graphics processing power for the GPU inside the gaming system, which is almost on par with Sony’s PlayStation 5 – though it’s likely fair to expect CPU performance to be lower than that. Alleged performance details of this system were actually leaked earlier this year, but AMD didn’t dive deep into them.
Unfortunately, it didn’t mention any specific games you’ll be able to play in your car though an image shown during the presentation showed The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on the vehicle’s display. Even before this announcement, Tesla has already dipped its toes into gaming, with some titles already available, including popular games like Cuphead.
AMD also reiterated during the presentation that it’s working with Samsung to bring RDNA 2-based graphics to the company’s Exynos mobile chipsets. Samsung itself had confirmed this already, but AMD specifically mentioned support for ray tracing and variable rate shading during its presentation, which will be interesting to see. We should expect to hear more specific announcements from Samsung later this year.