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The new Raspberry Pi 5 is coming in October

by shedboy71

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.

Sample prices

UK prices here

4GB RAM – £59.40
8GB RAM – £78.90


The pre-orders will ship in October, I have ordered the 8Gb one




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