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Raspberry Pi 5 arrives at the end of October

September 28, 2023.

Raspberry Pi 5.

Raspberry Pi 5. © Raspberry Pi Ltd.

Raspberry PI CEO, Eben Upton, announced the release of its 5th gen, single-card nanocomputer with ARM processor. The Raspberry Pi 5, which will run you 60 USD for 4GB of RAM or 80 USD for 8GB, comes with new functionalities, more than doubles the speed of its predecessor, and is the first Raspberry Pi equipped with mostly in-house silicon. While its core is still a Broadcom 64-bit quad-core Arm processor (a Cortex-A76 running at 2.4GHz), three new custom-designed chips have been specifically designed for it: an updated and faster GPU, the VideoCore VII, capable of driving two HDMI 4K/60Hz displays simultaneously; the RP1, which handles most of the input/output; and the DA9091, an integrated power-management component. The chips handling the ethernet and wireless networks (Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and Bluetooth Low-Energy) stay the same as in the Pi 4.

At first glance, the Raspberry Pi 5 looks similar to its predecessors. As with all the company’s other flagship products, the Pi 5 is manufactured at the Sony UK Technology Center in Pencoed, South Wales. Available new accessories include a case with a small fan (10 USD), an active cooling system (5 USD), a 27W USB-C power adapter, and a small, rechargeable lithium-manganese battery to power the Raspberry Pi 5’s real-time clock (RTC) when the main power supply is disconnected (5 USD). The Pi 5 is available for preorder now from several approved resellers, and the first units should ship by the end of October.

Updated case for Raspberry Pi 5.

Updated case. © Raspberry Pi Ltd.

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