Raspberry Pi 5: Shattering Limits, Sparking Excitement!
Step into a future brimming with excitement and opportunity as RPI unveils the highly anticipated Raspberry Pi 5 model. This launch is a rollercoaster ride of revolution and creativity.
Step into a future brimming with excitement and opportunity as RPI unveils the highly anticipated Raspberry Pi 5 model. This launch is a rollercoaster ride of revolution and creativity. Stay tuned as amazing features emerge, inspiring you to dream big. Buckle up—it's Raspberry Pi 5 times!
With the incredible success of the Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi 5 continues to expand. It offers enhancements to the camera, display, and USB interfaces, along with a 2-3x increase in CPU speed and a notable gain in GPU performance when compared to its predecessor. The RP1 I/O controller chip, which is manufactured in-house at Raspberry Pi, provides these interface enhancements.
The Raspberry Pi 5 is the first full-size Raspberry Pi computer that uses silicon developed in-house at Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi 5's key features:
- 2.4GHz quad-core, 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with 512KB L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache
- VideoCore VII GPU
- LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB SKUs available at launch)
- 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0 or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- Micro SD card slot with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
- 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
- 2 × USB 2.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet with PoE+ support (requires PoE+ HAT)
- 2 × 4 lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
- PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (higher-bandwidth peripherals)
- 5V/5A DC power (PD enabled)
- Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
- Real-Time Clock (RTC), powered by an external battery
- On-board power button
Due to popular demand, Raspberry Pi 5 includes two new features to help you identify the board:
1) Each board will include a marking on the upper side of the PCB to identify what memory density is fitted to a specific board (visible in the graphic above).
2) All boards carry a unique serial number on the PCB and the individual carton so you can trace what actual boards have been shipped to a specific customer.
Comparing the Advancements in Raspberry Pi 5 over Raspberry Pi 4
|Raspberry Pi 4||Raspberry Pi 5|
Broadcom BCM2711, quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v6) 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz
Broadcom BCM2712, quad-core Cortex-A76 (ARM v8), 64-bit SaC @ 2.4GHz
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
|OS and Data storage||
microSD card slot
microSD card slot with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
5V/3A DC (via USB-C connector or GPIO)
5V/5A DC (PD-enabled)
Via separate PoE HAT
Via separate nen PoE HAT
|Real-Time Clock (RTC)||N/A||RTC and RTC battery connector|
The Raspberry Pi has released a set of new accessories for the Raspberry Pi 5. They are,
- 27W USB-C PD Power Supply: It will deliver a maximum of 5.1V@ 5A, and allow the Raspberry Pi 5 to power a larger variety of peripherals. It can offer 3A @ 9V, 2.25A @ 12V, and 1.8A @ 15V to PD-compatible products.
- Raspberry Pi 5 case: It has better thermal characteristics to accommodate the greater peak power consumption of the Raspberry Pi 5. It has a built-in variable-speed fan that is powered and managed by a specific connector on the Raspberry Pi 5 PCB.
Active Cooler: Users who want to operate their Raspberry Pi 5 under a heavy load for an extended period of time without a casing can utilize the Active Cooler, an alternate cooling option.
RTC battery: The power-management IC used on Raspberry Pi 5 integrates a real-time clock, and charging circuitry for a button cell which can power the clock while the main power is disconnected.
Camera and display adapter cables: Raspberry Pi 5 provides two four-lane MIPI connectors, each of which can support either a camera or a display. These connectors use the same 22-way, 0.5mm-pitch “mini” FPC format as the Compute Module Development Kit, and require adapter cables to connect to the 15-way, 1mm-pitch “standard” format connectors on our current camera and display products.
In summary, the Raspberry Pi 5 outshines the Raspberry Pi 4 with its superior processing power, expanded memory, and enhanced connectivity. Its focus on energy efficiency, thermal management, and adaptability to emerging technologies makes it a future-ready choice. It's a leap into the future, promising an exciting journey of limitless exploration and creativity.