Elon Musk teased that Tesla’s new Model S Plaid could drive Cyberpunk 2077 earlier this year, and he has now demonstrated the car’s “PS5 level performance.” The updated Model S includes a new Tesla infotainment system powered by AMD’s Ryzen processor and a discreet AMD RDNA 2 GPU.
“There has never been a car that has advanced computing technology, advanced infotainment, where this is literally on par with a PlayStation 5,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a demo event last night. “This is actually PlayStation 5 level performance … yes it can run Cyberpunk. It̵
AMD revealed last week that it is powered by this new infotainment system in both the new Model S and Model X with 10 teraflops of computing power. That in itself is almost identical to the 10.28 teraflops found on Sony’s PlayStation 5, although Tesla’s total calculation includes both the integrated and discrete GPUs, so it will not be a full 10 teraflops for gaming alone.
We only saw a short demo of Cyberpunk 2077 runs at high frame rates of $ 130,000 Model S Plaid during the Tesla event along with a closer look at the updated user interface of the infotainment system.
In separate demonstrations after the event, some Tesla fans were able to get pictures of what appears to be a Tesla-branded game controller. It is not clear whether the controller that mimics the shape of the car’s steering wheel is a dummy device or not. It appears along with an Xbox controller in a photo posted by Reddit users (above), and videos appear to show the Xbox controller used to play Cyberpunk 2077.
You may be wondering why you need PS5 level gaming performance in your car, which Technoking is happy to answer. “If you think about the future of where the car is often in autopilot or full self-driving mode, then entertainment becomes increasingly important,” Musk said. Until that is a reality, we hope to see the people at Digital foundry benchmark a car that runs the latest AAA games against powerful PCs, PS5 and Xbox Series X.