The Raspberry Foundation has officially announced the next-generation model of its popular Raspberry Pi series of single board computers. The latest entry is dubbed Raspberry Pi 5, which features some notable upgrades over its predecessor.
Raspberry Pi 5 Specs
It is the direct successor to the Raspberry Pi 4, which launched back in 2019. Raspberry Pi 5 arrives with an upgraded 64-bit ARM Cortex-A76 processor, which features four cores and a clock speed of 2.4GHz. Thanks to this, the fifth iteration is around 2 to 3 times more powerful than the previous generation model. The new launch also comes with improved graphics as well, with an 800MHz VideoCore VII GPU.
Notably, the Pi 5 arrives with an in-house silicon dubbed “Southbridge”, which adds I/O Peripheral functionalities. The new and improved CPU is paired with LPDDR4X RAM (available with either 4GB or 8GB options). For connectivity, the device supports Bluetooth 5.0/BLE, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, PCIe 2.0 interface, 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, and Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header.
Raspberry Pi 5 Pricing and Availability
The Pi 5 has a higher starting price tag compared to the Pi 4 model. It now costs 60 US Dollars for the base 4GB model, while the 8GB variant costs 80 US Dollars. Apart from the miniature PC, buyers can also opt for a bunch of different accessories that include a case, an active cooler, a 27W USB-C Power Supply, and more. The Raspberry Foundation has begun taking pre-orders for the Pi 5 as of today (29th September 2023), with shipments expected to kick off by the end of October 2023.