Tesla’s AMD Navi 23-based infotainment system can now run thousands of Steam games

Published: Dec 15th 2022, 17:43 GMT   Comments

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.

Tesla running Steam, Source: Tesla

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.

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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.

Tesla running Steam, Source: Tesla

High-end Gaming Consoles
VideoCardz.comTesla Steam ArcadeSony PlayStation 5Xbox Series XXbox Series SKFConsole
CPU12nm AMD Zen+7nm AMD Zen27nm AMD Zen27nm AMD Zen214nm Intel Core i9-9980HK
CPU Config
CPU Clock
~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
~2.8 GHz
2.23 GHz
1.83 GHz
1.57 GHz
1.68 GHz
GPU Power
10.28 TFLOPS
12.15 TFLOPS
Performance Targetup to 200 MPH4K 120 FPS4K 120 FPS1440P 120 FPS4K with RT
Release DateDecember 2022November 2020November 2020November 2020Never Released
NotesComes with a car* Digital EditionComes with a Chicken Chamber

Source: TESLA via El Chapuzas Informatico, Tom’s Hardware

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