The wait is over: the Raspberry Pi 5 has been officially unveiled!
The new model of this super-successful single-board computer has been a long time cooking. The Raspberry Pi 4 was released (aptly) 4 years ago.
But a full-size successor is now coming — and what a successor it is!
The Raspberry Pi 5 is 2-3x faster than the Raspberry Pi 4, delivers much improved graphics performance, and uses ‘silicon designed in‑house’ by the Raspberry Pi company.
Raspberry Pi 5 specs feature a Broadcom BCM2712, a quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU running at 2.4GHz, with cryptography extensions, 512KB per-core L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache.
It uses a VideoCore VII GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 & Vulkan 1.2; comes with 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM; and boasts dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 support. Gigabit Ethernet is standard with support for PoE+ via a separate HAT.
The device sports 2x HDMI ports, each capable of driving a 4K display at up to 60 fps and support HDR where available.
Other buffs include a revamped Raspberry Pi Image Signal Processor (to offer “state of the art” camera support); faster USB bandwidth and SD card performance; 5V/5A DC power via USB-C; Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery; and — at last — a power button.
Raspberry Pi 5 won’t fit the Raspberry Pi 4 Case. We recommend the Raspberry Pi Case for Raspberry Pi 5, designed to help you get the most out of our newest computer.
If you own a raspberry Pi 4 then be aware you’ll need a new case; the Raspberry Pi 5 won’t fit existing cases. It’s also advised to use a case with active cooling as the new model is more powerful (and may run hotter).
The Raspberry Pi 5 is available to pre-order from today, and units will begin shipping in October. The 4GB model costs from £60/$60 and the 8GB edition from £79/$80 – though those are the RRP/MSRP and 3rd-party resellers etc may vary in price.