AMD Radeon RX 6600M power in Tesla infotainment system
Tesla’s infotainment system can now play games from Steam library.
This took much longer than expected, but Tesla Model S and X equipped with the newest hardware platform can now play Steam games. The system can run thousands of games from the library, claims Elon Musk.
This announcement comes more than a year since Musk confirmed that the updated platform will offer around 10 TFLOPS of compute power, so a level close to PlayStation 5 console itself. The infotainment system supports so-called Arcade mode which now allows users to use Steam library to download and play games. It is even possible to play with a keyboard and game pad, adds Musk.
Tesla’s system is based on AMD hardware, featuring a bit older Zen+ Embedded architecture and very capable RDNA2 graphics. It is reportedly based on Navi 23 with 28 Compute Units enabled. While the exact specs of the product are not known, it is expected to perform similar to Radeon RX 6600M graphics.
The system should easily support all games that were already confirmed as Steam Deck compatible (which features even slower GPU). But this includes titles such as Forza Horizon 5, Witcher 3 or Elden Ring. Elon Musk himself already tried Cyberpunk 2077 and it ‘works great’. The game is demoed in the official video above.
The company previously teased its own Tesla-branded gamepad, but there were no updates on its availability.
|High-end Gaming Consoles|
|VideoCardz.com||Tesla Steam Arcade||Sony PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S||KFConsole|
|CPU||12nm AMD Zen+||7nm AMD Zen2||7nm AMD Zen2||7nm AMD Zen2||14nm Intel Core i9-9980HK|
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 200 MPH||4K 120 FPS||4K 120 FPS||1440P 120 FPS||4K with RT|
|Release Date||December 2022||November 2020||November 2020||November 2020||Never Released|
|Notes||Comes with a car||* Digital Edition||Comes with a Chicken Chamber|
Source: TESLA via El Chapuzas Informatico, Tom’s Hardware