The Raspberry Pi 5 is here, and it comes with some huge improvements. More than double the CPU performance and a whole raft of other features and improvements make Raspberry Pi 5 an exciting release. The Broadcom BCM2712 quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 processor is three generations ahead of the one used in the Raspberry Pi 4, and is not only faster than the old chip, around two and three times faster, but it also consumes less power, which in turn should mean it runs cooler.

Rejoice! Raspberry Pi 5 Is Here, Yummier Than Ever

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Rejoice! Raspberry Pi 5 specs are out. While Raspberry Pi 5 release date is not out yet. You can bask in the new features and improvements. At the top of them is a new chip, designed in‑house in Cambridge, UK.

Raspberry Pi 5 specs

Listed below are the Raspberry Pi 5 specs which will help in buying:

  • 4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU
  • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
  • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI display output
  • 4Kp60 HEVC decoder
  • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB available)
  • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • High-speed microSD card interface with SDR104 mode support
  • 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
  • 2 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT, coming soon)
  • 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
  • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals
  • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin GPIO header
  • Real-time clock
  • Power button

Raspberry Pi 5 features

Raspberry Pi 5 features also includes GPU that gets a boost, with the new Broadcom VideoCore VII, again developed in Cambridge, UK, offering twice the performance of the older GPU. It has support for two 4K60 displays, a big increase from the single 4K30 display that the Raspberry Pi 4 could drive.

Another important Raspberry Pi 5 feature is a new chip the RP1 which is the I/O controller for the game. It provides support for two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 interfaces, and the Gigabit Ethernet controller. It also handles the two four-lane MIPI transceivers for camera and display, the analog video output, and the 3.3V general-purpose I/O (GPIO).

Rejoice! Raspberry Pi 5 Is Here, Yummier Than Ever

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There’s also twice the USB 3 bandwidth, and there’s even a single lane of PCIe that will allow users to attach high-bandwidth PCIe and NMVe devices to the game.

Even SD card access speeds have been doubled! Oh, and there’s now a power button on the board!

Raspberry Pi 5 price

The Raspberry Pi 5 price varies as per the model. Raspberry Pi 5 is slightly more expensive than the Raspberry Pi 4. Raspberry Pi 5 price starts at $60 for the variant with 4GB RAM. The Raspberry Pi 5 price 8GB RAM option will sell at $80. Because of changes in the layout of ports, you will need to buy a new case.

Rejoice! Raspberry Pi 5 Is Here, Yummier Than Ever

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Raspberry Pi 5 release date

Though the Raspberry Pi 5 release date is not out it will start shipping by the end of October.  As with previous Raspberry Pi boards, this one is also built at the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, South Wales, UK.

Raspberry Pi 5 pre order

The Raspberry Pi 5 is available for pre-order starting today, and the  Raspberry Pi 5 boards will begin shipping in October.