Tesla Model 3s coming out of Fremont with MCU 3 and high-end GPU

By Nuno Cristovao

Almost everything in a Tesla is controlled through the car's central display. Given that so much relies on that display, the processor that powers it becomes important.

Model 3 with MCU 3
Model 3 with MCU 3

All Model 3s and Model Ys have featured Tesla's MCU 2 infotainment hardware since first being released. Tesla later switched the Model S and Model X to MCU 2 in April of 2018.

We then saw Tesla release MCU 3 this summer on the redesigned Model S.

No one was sure whether the Model 3 and Model Y would eventually adopt the hardware that was used in the Model S.

However, we recently saw some vehicles coming out of Shanghai with Tesla's MCU 3 and other changes. Last month we also posted a video that compared the speed of MCU 2 to MCU 3.

And now according to Discord user ninerbynature, Tesla is now delivering some Model 3s from Fremont with MCU 3 as well.

This is the first known Model 3 to have MCU 3 in North America.

Furthermore, according to Tesla hacker GreenTheOnly, the MCU 3 in the Model 3/Y not only contains the same Accelerated Processing Unit (Combined CPU/GPU) as the Model S, but also the same dedicated GPU.

The Model S GPU is extremely powerful and rivals the PS5 in terms of visual capabilities.

Tesla does not build cars sequentially by VIN. Right now it looks like there may be a mix of MCU 2 and MCU 3 Model 3 and Model Ys.

We expect Tesla to use any remaining MCU 2 units they have on hand, and transition completely to MCU 3 for all their vehicles.

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.

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