Tesla Car Computer features Zen+ Ryzen Embedded APU and discrete Navi 23 GPU

Published: Nov 4th 2021, 12:03 GMT   Comments

Tesla’s new car on-board computer has been taken apart

Ingineerix takes a closer look at the brain of the new Tesla.

Tesla recently announced it is adding a more powerful computer inside its new electric cars. Nearly half a year after this announcement one of such units has finally been removed from the car and taken apart. It is now confirmed that Tesla Car Computer features Zen1+ based custom Ryzen Embedded chip instead of a rumored Zen2-based chip. The SKU number “YE180FC3T4MFG” does not appear to match any existing product, which is why the specifications are not fully confirmed.

According to Ingineerix, the Ryzen APU is a quad-core 45W APU with 0.5MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 Cache. The model number suggests it’s a custom Ryzen V180F embedded chip. The “FG” implies we are looking at a Picasso APU based on updated Zen1 microarchitecture known as Zen+.

Tesla Car Computer, Source: Ingineerix

AMD Ryzen Embedded
Core Architecture14nm Zen/12nm Zen+7nm Zen26nm Zen3
Maximum Configuration4C/8T8C/16T8C/16T
Maximum GPU Cores11 CUs (GCN5/Vega)8 CUs (GCN5/Vega)12 CUs (RDNA2)
PCI Express Support16x PCIe 3.020x PCIe 3.020x PCIe 4.0
Memory SupportDual DDR4-3200/2400 ECCDual DDR4-3200 ECCDual DDR5-4800 ECC

The Computer has a discrete and dedicated card based on Navi 23 GPU. This model is likely equipped with 28 Compute Units (so not 32 as previously thought) which means 1792 Stream Processors clocked at around 2.8 GHz. The clock speed has not been confirmed by Tesla, but its CEO Elon Musk himself said the GPU offers console-like performance with 10 TFLOPS of performance.

Tesla Car Computer Navi 23 dGPU, Source: Ingineerix

Tesla Car Computer full specs:

  • The main processor is now an AMD Ryzen YE180FC3T4MFG (4 core 45-watt Ryzen Embedded) 512 KB L2 cache per core, 4 MB L3 cache.
  • The GPU is also an AMD Radeon marked 215-130000026, the closest guess is similar to a Radeon Pro W6600.
  • The wifi/BT Module is an LG Innotek ATC5CPC001
  • Cell Modem is a Quectel AG525R-GL
  • Gateway is still the venerable SPC5748GSMMJ6
  • DSP 1 is an ADSP-SC587W SHARC+ Dual Core DSP with ARM Cortex-A5
  • DSP 2 is an AD21584 SHARC+ Dual Core DSP with ARM Cortex-A5
  • Ethernet Switch is a Realtek RTL9068ABD
Next-Generation Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzTesla Car ComputerSony PlayStation 5Xbox Series XXbox Series SKFConsole
CPU12nm AMD Zen+
(Ryzen Embedded V180F)
7nm AMD Zen27nm AMD Zen27nm AMD Zen214nm Intel Core i9-9980HK
CPU Config
CPU Clock
up to 3.8 GHz
up to 3.5 GHz
up to 3.8GHz
up to 3.6GHz
up to 5.0 GHz
GPU Config
28 CUs
36 CUs
52 CUs
20 CUs
30 SMs
GPU Clock
~2.79 GHz
2.23 GHz
1.83 GHz
1.57 GHz
1.68 GHz
GPU Power
10.28 TFLOPS
12.15 TFLOPS
Performance Targetup to 200mph4K up to 120fps4K up to 120fps1440p up to 120fps4K with RT
Release DateJune 2021November 2020November 2020November 2020TBC
NotesComes with a car* Digital EditionComes with a Chicken Chamber


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