When we talk about cars with multimedia capabilities, we can listen to music or watch movies, but when it comes to playing games, things are very limited. Although there are cars with operating system Android Automotivethese do not have great power, but there is an exception in the automotive world, the You’re here. Company electric cars Elon Musk They have one AMD Ryzen SoCs much more powerful which can be used to run the games of Steam from next August.
Playing in a car is a very unusual experience, as most cars usually don’t have the ability or power to run games. In fact, vehicles with Android Automotive only support certain Mini games and titles with very low requirements. Meanwhile, Tesla was already including games”larger caliber” through tesla arcadeto be able to play like that Cuphead That is sonic the hedgehog 1. However, an integration with Steam in Tesla cars is slated to arrive next month, capable of running much more complex games: the industry’s Triple A.
Steam integration of Tesla cars will begin in August
We are progressing with the Steam integration. Demo probably next month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2022
You may remember that last year Elon Musk taught a Tesla Model S Played launch the game of the moment, Cyberpunk 2077. It was like seeing a dream come true for many, as we saw a futuristic, high-performance electric car capable of run next-gen games. However, this title or others in a similar category never officially arrived and the car had to settle for easier-to-run titles, such as star valley.
For this reason, the promises of next-gen games to 60fps in a Tesla car, they disappeared over time. But in February of this year, Musk felt able to go further and said he would work to make specific game versions of Steam worked on Tesla. Now it looks like Elon Musk wants full integration with Steam and with it the ability to run any game from our library as if it were a steam bridge.
That said, a demo is expected next month, August, where we’ll learn more details, like game compatibility. But before that, we should see how the critical cars and games. And it is that, Tesla went from just allow to play as long as they were station play while he was moving vehicleignoring confirmation Security.
Cars have plenty of power to run Steam games thanks to Zen2 and RDNA 2
In case you didn’t know, the Tesla Model S and X They are equipped with an AMD SoC with enough power to run next-gen games. So we have a processor AMD Ryzen YE180FC3T4MFG Despite its long name, it has 4 core Zen2, 4 MB L3 cache and 512 KB of L2 cache per core. It also has a GPU which is an AMD Radeon called as 215-130000026which is equivalent to a Radeon Pro W6600. This is a professional graphics card from AMD, with a gaming performance similar to a AMD RX6600.
As for the rest of the specifications, we will omit them, since they are model numbers of different components, such as the wireless/bluetooth modulemodem or connectivity ethernet. That said, this COULD of AMD will have a consumption of 45Wand although it has been confirmed that reduces autonomy of the Tesla, that doesn’t seem too bad, since it’s less than a 3% the loss. Now if Musk manages to get Steam on his Teslas and you stay play the whole tripmaybe the battery drain is more.
However, as we said before, the biggest problem is the regulations that affect gaming and driving. As we announce that Tesla changed its policy and allowed to play while driving, risking safety, now that’s not the case. And it is that, after facing criticism from the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla has returned to prohibit games while driving.