Tesla's MCU 2 compared to MCU 3 in video

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla has made several key upgrades in new Model Y Performance models coming out of China. The biggest upgrades are the improved processor that power the car's infotainment system and the new graphics processor.

MCU 3 is much faster when loading apps
MCU 3 is much faster when loading apps
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A video is now available that compares the previous processor system (MCU 2) to the new Ryzen-based processor that is used in MCU 3 in a side-by-side video.

The difference is most notable in the web browser. Video streaming services, such as Netflix and Youtube are also notably faster because they're being loaded in a hidden browser.

Interestingly, the difference in processors is also noticeable, although not as drastic when dragging the on screen map around.

This MCU upgrade, lithium-ion 12v battery and better noise isolation are the biggest upgrades we've seen to the Model 3 and Model Y since the Model 3 was released in late 2017.

You can read more about each of these upgrades to Model Y models coming out of China.

Upgrades

It's possible that Tesla may offer an upgrade to MCU 3 to current vehicle owners, but there is no official word yet.

Tesla has been offering upgrades to MCU 2 to owners who have a vehicle on MCU 1. MCU 3 has been available in the Model S since being introduced this summer, so it's possible that there may be no upgrade path, at least for MCU 1 owners who have only been offered an upgrade to MCU 2.

It's still too early to tell, but we have to have additional clarity on upgrades soon. If there is a path to upgrade, it likely won't come cheap, as previous MCU upgrades have been in the $2,000 to $3,000 range.

Watch Elon talk about the future of Tesla on today's earnings call

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The call is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm PT.

Tesla to announce their product roadmap
Tesla to announce their product roadmap

This event is going to be an exciting one for several reasons. Elon Musk is scheduled to be on this earnings call. Elon has recently stopped attending earnings calls regularly to help free up some of this time.

The fact that Elon has decided to attend this call could mean that Tesla is going to make a major announcement.

Tesla has also said that they will be revealing their future roadmap during today's earnings call.

There has been a lot of speculation about when the Cybertruck will start production and what the final version of the Cybertruck will look like.

Just a few days ago there were photos and videos of the latest Cybertruck prototype that showed off the truck's windshield wiper, side-view mirrors, and the lack of door handles.

At the very least, we expect Tesla to provide a more concrete timeline for the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi, and maybe even mention the Tesla Roadster 2.0.

I would not expect Tesla to unveil any major new products at this event since Tesla typically holds a separate event for those occasions, but we expect there will still be a lot to talk about after this call.

Tesla Earnings Call

You can listen to Tesla's earnings call below with visuals provided by CleanTechnica.

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