June 26th, 2019, 21:52 Posted By: wraggster
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized single board PC that was originally released in February, 2012. Originally featuring a single core ARM CPU, VideoCore IV GPU, and 256MB of RAM, it was a pretty barebones PC at the time. Over the years, the Pi has gotten various hardware upgrades to make it a powerful single board PC, and this next revision is one of their bigger upgrades.
The Pi 4 now features:
- 4x Cortex A72 CPU, running at 1.5Ghz
- VideoCore VI GPU, capable of H.265 decoding, and supports OpenGL ES 3.0
- 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LDDR4 RAM
- 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2 USB 2.0 Ports
- 2.4ghz+5.0ghz 802.11ac Wireless
- Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x Micro HDMI ports, capable of pushing 2x 4k@30fps displays
- USB-C Port for power
- TRRS Pole Connector
One of the biggest changes Pi-veterans will notice is the use of the VideoCore VI GPU, thanks to the new SoC we now have almost 1.5x the performance of the previous VideoCore IV, plus support for 4K resolutions. USB-C for power is also a nice addition, now that Micro USB is starting to become a thing of the past.
The 1GB Kit will cost the usual $35, whereas the 2GB model will be $45, and the 4GB model will cost $55.
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