With 10 teraflops of graphics power and new displays, the new Model S has become a gaming console.
The new Tesla Model S has been announced, it is the most important update since its launch in 2012. It has been available in three versions, including a very powerful version called Plaid +. The latter can go from 0 to 100 kilometers in less than 2.1 seconds.
The biggest change concerns the interior of the car with a screen in landscape mode, as on the Model 3 and the Model Y. It is a 17-inch IPS LCD touchscreen in 2200 by 1300 pixel definition. The latter is accompanied by a second 12.3-inch screen located in front of the driver and a third 8-inch screen at the rear.
10 teraflops of graphics power
TeraFLOPS. If you follow the latest tech news closely, and in particular games consoles or graphics cards, you have necessarily come across this unit of measurement strongly supported by the marketing departments of brands. Tesla announces that its new Model S will have the right to a graphics power of 10 teraFLOPS.
Just take a little tour on Wikipedia to read the definition of FLOPS, or floating-point operations per second : « it’s about the number of floating point operations per second“. The number of FLOPS therefore represents the number of operations that a processor can perform each second on decimal numbers (the famous “floating points”). In other words, the number of FLOPS represents the raw mathematical computing power of a processor.
The power of a PlayStation 5
10 teraflops thus corresponds to the power of a Sony PS5, when a Microsoft Xbox Series X is entitled to 12 teraflops. Beyond any debate, it is an important computing power for gaming. Because in fact, Tesla announces that this power is dedicated to video games.
The Model S will be a real game console where you can connect wireless controllers and play AAA games such as The Witcher 3. It is not cloud gaming but a real game that runs on the Tesla OS.
Full details on the new Model S can be found in this announcement article.