The Raspberry Pi 4 brings faster CPU, up to 4GB of RAM
Monday June 24, 2019. 08:00 AM , from Ars Technica
The Raspberry Pi 4. [credit:
Today, Raspberry Pi is introducing a new version of its popular line of single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the fastest Raspberry Pi ever, with the company promising 'desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems.'
The new model is built around a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC, which, with four 1.5GHz Cortex A72 CPU cores, should be a big upgrade over the quad-core Cortex A53 CPU in the Raspberry Pi 3. The RAM options are the even bigger upgrade, though, with options for 1GB, 2GB, and even 4GB of DDR4. The Pi 3 was limited to 1GB of RAM, which really stung for desktop-class use cases.
There have been some upgrades and tweaks to the Pi 4 I/O, too. The Gigabit Ethernet returns, as do the four USB ports, but two of them get an upgrade to USB 3.0. Power is now supplied via a USB-C port, instead of the aging Micro USB of the Pi 3. The headphone jack returns, too, and it's still a four-pole solution providing audio and composite video.
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