Tesla seems to be leaning towards AMD Navi chips to increase the overall efficiency of their vehicles.
AMD has been flying high this year with new product lines and company acquisitions, and there’s barely been a week where it hasn’t made the news. Tesla is apparently looking to switch to AMD “Navi” chip for its onboard media computer (MCU), according to a new leak.. It should also be noted that NVIDIA Tegra chips are used in the Media Control Unit, which is different from its Autopilot or Full Self-Driving (FSD) computers that use Tesla’s own chip.
While Tesla was trying to stop using NVIDIA’s chipsets for its autopilot computer, it also switched from NVIDIA to Intel for its built-in MCU media computer. Now, it seems that the company wants to make a change in its MCU again and this time it wants to switch to AMD. It is also among the information that the more powerful and efficient of these chips was effective in Tesla’s decision to switch to Navi 23.
It is important to note that higher performance per watt is a topic that Tesla has always looked at closely. In this way, efficiency can be increased in every subsystem within the vehicles to improve overall efficiency and therefore range.
It is unclear when Tesla’s internal computer will switch to the new chip.