Yes, it’s not April Fools day. A brand new Raspberry Pi board, lets take a look at this new board before delving into some of the specs and features that we know about.
- 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU
- VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
- Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® output (HDR + HEVC decoder)
- LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB options)
- Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth 5.0 / BLE
- microSD card slot (high-speed SDR104 mode)
- PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires adapter)
- 4 × USB ports (2 x 3.0 @ 5Gbps & 2 x 2.0)
- Gigabit Ethernet (PoE+ requires separate PoE+ HAT)
- 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display ports
- 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
- Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin GPIO header
- Real-time clock (RTC), powered from an external battery
- Power button
Here is what I have read
Raspberry Pi 5 will work with a 5V 3A USB-C power supply, but its recommended that you get the Official 27W USB-C PD Power Supply
The new Raspberry Pi 5 has a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor running at 2.4GHz coupled with up to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, the Raspberry Pi 5 is quoted as being able to deliver a 2 to 3 increase in CPU performance relative to Raspberry Pi 4. Alongside a substantial uplift in graphics performance from an 800MHz VideoCore VII GPU
There are 2 versions a 4Gb and 8Gb version.
The Raspberry Pi 5 has other upgrades to improve the I/O. The SD card now supports high-speed SDR104 mode doubling peak throughput.
The new Southbridge chip supercharges the I/O capabilities delivering twice the USB bandwidth and there are also two four-lane MIPI transceivers allowing higher resolution camera and display accessories.
We also have a user-accessible single-lane PCIe 2.0 interface which can be used to interface various types of hardware.
There are dual micro-HDMI ports that support up to 4Kp60, to use your Raspberry Pi 5 with larger displays at high resolutions.
The new chipset supports Bluetooth 5.0 and also dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN.
Raspberry Pi OS will launch in mid-October, and will be the sole supported first-party operating system for Raspberry Pi 5.
UK prices here
4GB RAM – £59.40
8GB RAM – £78.90
The pre-orders will ship in October, I have ordered the 8Gb one