Elon Musk started the game Grand Theft Auto V on Tesla

The infotainment system of the Tesla Model 3 is likely to be able to run “heavy” games

Evgeniy Opanasenko

Илон Маск запустил игру Grand Theft Auto V на Tesla

editor of Techno

Large built-in display in the Tesla can be used in various purposes. Last year, Elon Musk, as a big fan of video games, decided to use the screen for entertainment – allowed to install and run it on the Tesla Arcade. It seems that the range of available projects will be expanded. According to the recent message of the head of Tesla to Twitter, the Model 3 will be able to launch the famous game Grand Theft Auto V, according to CNET.

Earlier Tesla ported simple games, like arcade games from Atari and a number of mobile games like Fallout Shelter. Later came the arcade racing, which can be controlled with the steering wheel of the Tesla. Recently CEO Elon Musk has hinted that “the Witcher” will soon be available on the Tesla. Although this did not happen, he spoke about the full launch GTA V on electric vehicles. However, the technical characteristics of the onboard computer is very weak to run such heavy games. What is the secret?

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For starters, let’s look at the system requirements for Grand Theft Auto V. the Game was released in 2013, so it’s pretty easy to run even basic equipment. Minimum specs are the presence of 4-core processor with a clock frequency of 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphics card with 1 GB of RAM and 65 GB of hard disk space.

Now let’s look at the characteristics of the onboard computer Tesla Model 3. Embedded operating system works just fine and copes with all its tasks even on the energy efficient 4-core Intel Atom processor E8000 with integrated video core Intel HD Graphics (N3000). Theoretically GTA V can run on this computer, but because of the very low frequency of the processor 1.04 GHz to play it simply will not work due to unplayable frame rates.

Илон Маск запустил игру Grand Theft Auto V на Tesla

Tesla Arcade

But that’s not all. For the management of the autopilot is provided by a separate computer called Full Self-Driving Computer. Its theoretical capacity is 72 teraflops (one teraflops is 1 million million floating point operations per second). For comparison, the most expensive Mac Pro has the computing power of 56 teraflops, and Microsoft estimates that its gaming console Xbox One X at 12 teraflops.

CNET was not able to determine what exactly the system handles games from Arcade Tesla – weak processor Inel Atom is used or unused capacity of the FSD computer. Probably, the Tesla engineers were able to port GTA V so that it was able to run the autopilot, because its power is lacking in abundance.

Илон Маск запустил игру Grand Theft Auto V на Tesla

Tesla Arcade

However, the statement Elon musk is a more rational explanation cloud services. Now the Tesla can stream video games from your home PC on the screen of an electric vehicle via an application called Rainway, and to control for the controller from the Xbox One or Playstation 4. Probably Elon Musk hints at cloud service Microsoft XCloud, the launch of which is scheduled for the end of this year on many devices, what is the explanation of the words of the head of Tesla about the possibility of running GTA V.

Earlier, Tesla Model Y angered the owners of the electric car has been a lot of problems. At the same time, Elon Musk launches Tesla truck tractor Semi.

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