Tesla Model Y In China Now Comes With AMD Ryzen Chip
Tesla, following the move to powering its Model S using AMD chips, is now also transitioning the china-assembled Model Y onto the same.
The news comes in as deliveries for the Model Y Performance units assembled at the Gigafactory Shanghai began. As Electrek points out, Tesla is using the Ryzen chip to power the vehicles’ MCU.
Now if its just the Performance variant that is packing the AMD chip remains unclear for now, but it is unlikely that Tesla would be using different chips for different variants.
The move to AMD appears to be a result of the massive silicon shortage worldwide, which has effected the production of everything from PC parts, and smartphones, to Electric cars as well.
Electrek says that Tesla had been eyeing NVIDIA in the beginning, with the company then moving to Intel for its needs. Whether this move to AMD is a stop-gap measure or a sustaining one, remains to be seen.
The new Model S already features an entertainment unit that has comparable computing power to the latest gaming consoles, so this indeed will be interesting to see once the Model Y gets into more hands.