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+.
|AMD Ryzen Embedded|
|Core Architecture||14nm Zen/12nm Zen+||7nm Zen2||6nm Zen3|
|Maximum GPU Cores||11 CUs (GCN5/Vega)||8 CUs (GCN5/Vega)||12 CUs (RDNA2)|
|PCI Express Support||16x PCIe 3.0||20x PCIe 3.0||20x PCIe 4.0|
|Memory Support||Dual DDR4-3200/2400 ECC||Dual DDR4-3200 ECC||Dual 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 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|
|VideoCardz||Tesla Car Computer||Sony PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S||KFConsole|
|CPU||12nm AMD Zen+|
(Ryzen Embedded V180F)
|7nm AMD Zen2||7nm AMD Zen2||7nm AMD Zen2||14nm Intel Core i9-9980HK|
up to 3.8 GHz
up to 3.5 GHz
up to 3.8GHz
up to 3.6GHz
up to 5.0 GHz
|GPU||AMD RDNA2 (Navi 23)||AMD RDNA2||AMD RDNA2||AMD RDNA2||NVIDIA TURING (TU106)|
|Performance Target||up to 200mph||4K up to 120fps||4K up to 120fps||1440p up to 120fps||4K with RT|
|Release Date||June 2021||November 2020||November 2020||November 2020||TBC|
|Notes||Comes with a car||* Digital Edition||Comes with a Chicken Chamber|