Here are the specs of the new Raspberry Pi 4

The humble Pi has received a huge hardware upgrade

Here are the specs of the new Raspberry Pi 4

Here are the specs of the new Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released their Raspberry Pi 4 computer, bringing with it increased performance, full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet, up to 4GB of RAM and support for up to two 4K displays. 

That sounds like an expensive upgrade. Isn't the Raspberry Pi supposed to be cheap? Don't worry, it still is. The Raspberry Pi 4 retails for as little as $35, releasing with 1GB, 2GB and 4GB of system memory to offer a balance of affordability and extended hardware capabilities. 

The Raspberry Pi 4 also includes dual USB 3.0 ports and twin USB 2.0 ports and support for a USB 3.0 power input, which supports an extra 500mA of current, which enables the use of power powerful USB devices, even under high CPU loads. The Pi 4 has also moved to Micro HDMI to offer support for two connected displays. 

Below are some highlights of the Pi 4's specifications; 

- A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
- 1GB ($35/£33), 2GB ($45/£43), or 4GB ($55/£53) of LPDDR4 SDRAM
- Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet
- Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
- Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K
- VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
- 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video
- Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products

With the Raspberry Pi 4, the foundation has moved to 28nm silicon, re-implementing their BCM283X to create their new BCM2711 processor. This change has allowed Raspberry Pi to replace their out-of-date Cortex-A53 cores with more powerful Cortex-A72 processors, which can enable the Pi 4 to offer between 2 and 4 times as much performance as the Pi 3+, depending on the benchmark. 

This manufacturing change has also allowed LPDDR4 memory to be utilised, increasing memory bandwidth, an upgrading of the display pipeline to support video decode and 3D graphics at up to 4K 60FPS (or dual 4K 30 FPS) and address some of the I/O limitations of Raspberry Pi 3 models. 

For those who want the complete Raspberry Pi 4 experience, the Raspberry Pi foundation will offer users a complete desktop kit which includes the following products. This kit will cost $120. 

- A 4GB Raspberry Pi 4
- An official case
- An official PSU
- An official mouse and keyboard
- A pair of HDMI cables
- A copy of the updated Beginner’s Guide
- A pre-installed 32GB microSD card

The Raspberry Pi 4 is available starting today. 

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Most Recent Comments

25-06-2019, 02:32:40

With openGL 3.0 support and 4k60 capable display outputs, this is a serious competitor to a dedicated desktop for web browsing.

The biggest hurdle would be getting people familiar with ubuntu and linux equivalent software packages.Quote

25-06-2019, 05:35:11

What's funny is this $45 device is faster than my laptop

Granted my laptop is from like 2010 but still. Even with an SSD it lags it's slow and lags with YT 1080p60 whenever anything remotely more taxing than still videos(as in no crazy effects or rapid movement). I mean fair enough it's a 768p screen but still. I find this amusing.Quote

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