Raspberry Pi 5 introduced: 3 times more powerful, Power Delivery and upgraded ports

RASPBERRY PI 5 INTRODUCED

The Raspberry Pi company has introduced a new generation of the single-board computer of the same name – Raspberry Pi 5. The new product is distinguished primarily by processor performance, increased by 2-3 times compared to that of Raspberry Pi 4, as well as increased graphics performance thanks to an 800 MHz video accelerator. This was achieved thanks to a 64-bit chipset with four Cortex-A76 cores – it is noted that the model became the manufacturer’s first full-size single-board, the silicon for which was created in-house.

Raspberry Pi 5 Specifications

  • Processor: Broadcom BCM2712, 4 cores ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.4 GHz, 64-bit, with cryptography extensions, 512 KB L2 cache per core, 2 MB shared L3 cache.
  • GPU: VideoCore VII, supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan 1.2.
  • Video output: HDMI, two 4K@60 with HDR support.
  • Decoder: 4K@60 HEVC.
  • RAM: 4 or 8 GB LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM.
  • Wireless: Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Memory card slot: microSD, supports SDR104 high-speed mode
  • USB Ports: 2× USB 3.0 (supports simultaneous operation at 5 Gbps), 2× USB 2.0
  • Network Port: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT)
  • Camera/display interfaces: 2× 4-lane MIPI transceiver.
  • Peripheral Interface: PCIe 2.0 x1 for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter).
  • Power: 5V/5A via USB-C, with Power Delivery support.
  • Pin connector: Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin.
  • Real Time Clock (RTC): Powered by external battery.
  • Power button: yes.

The base price of the Raspberry Pi 5 is $60 (the 8 GB RAM version will cost $80), the single-board will go on sale in October 2023 and will be produced until at least 2035.

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