Published: Wed, June 26, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

The New Raspberry Pi 4 is More Powerful and More Expensive Too

The New Raspberry Pi 4 is More Powerful and More Expensive Too

Today, the Raspberry Pi 4 launched for $35, boasting 3x the processing power of the previous generation.

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B contains 1.5 GHz quad-core Broadcom processor with H.265 decoding for handling all the heavy duty tasks. The difference between 1GB and 4GB might not seem like much at first, but it's critically important if you're going to be using your Raspberry Pi for gaming. The base $35 unit has 1GB of RAM, and there will also be a $45 (approximately Rs. 3,125) option with 2GB of RAM and a $55 (approximately Rs. 3,820) option with 4GB of RAM.

If you're in the mood for some hobby projects involving a tiny little PC, check out the full details on the new Raspberry Pi 4 here, and keep an eye out for local availability. You could potentially buy a converter to turn your micro-USB power cord into USB-C to power this board, but you'll probably just want to head straight to a real-deal USB-C cord. The SoC has been redesigned from the ground up, replacing the 480Mb/s USB 2.0 channel with around 5Gb/s of external bandwidth - enough to drive the gigabit Ethernet port at full speed while also having enough grunt spare to upgrade two of the four now-independent USB ports to USB 3.0. The Raspberry Pi foundation is also producing its own accessories for the first time. The Cortex-A72 core can execute more instructions per clock, yielding four times performance improvement, over Raspberry Pi 3B+, depending on the benchmark. The vision behind Raspberry Pi 4 is to make a rich multimedia PC experience accessible to everyone.

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Besides the Raspberry Pi 4 upgrades and older models' legacy support, Raspberry Pi will abandon the legacy graphics driver stack used in previous Raspberry Pi models.

For more information on the Raspberry Pi 4, including purchasing options and how to set up the computer, follow here.

Some of the many features that have been upgraded include the RAM of the product, which, in the past, was stuck between 512MB and 1GB memory.

One interesting selection is the removing of the single, full-size HDMI port of the Pi 3 in favor of two micro HDMI ports.

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