New Tesla Model S Runs Games As Well As The PS5 And Xbox Series X
The refreshed sedan comes equipped with an on-board GPU capable of playing Cyberpunk 2077.
Tesla has revealed a refresh to its Model S electric sports car that features an on-board GPU that rivals both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
The Models S is getting the first refresh the line has seen since its inception in 2012, which mostly includes improvements to things you'd expect to find in a car: updated interior and exterior designs, a better powertrain, and greater mileage. What is both very new and very out of place is the Tesla Arcade, which now features 10 teraflops of processing performance for gaming.
Games have been included with Tesla models in the past, most notably Cuphead, but this is in another ballpark. The promotional images show off a carousel that features games like The Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, and more. Tesla founder Elon Musk also tweeted saying that the new Model S will support Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red also benefitted from Musk's tweets recently, seeing a massive share price hike.
It can play Cyberpunk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
This puts the Model S hot on the hells of both Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles offerings. The PS5 features 10.28 teraflops of computing power, while the Xbox Series X sits at 12 teraflops. There's a lot more to a gaming experience than just that metric, but the fact that a car even comes close is surprising. That said, it is an $80,000 investment, so maybe don't think about replacing your console just yet.
|Platform||Processing Power (TFlops)|
|Xbox Series X||12|
|Xbox Series S||4.4|
|Tesla Model S||10|
The updated Tesla Model S launches later in March this year, which leaves enough time for the company to explain just how gaming will work in its new car.
While there aren’t any additional details on exactly which games might be playable on the Model S, we hope some of the best PS5 and Xbox Series X games make the cut.