The Raspberry Pi Foundation has published the first specifications of the serial sample of the Raspberry Pi 4. The new single board computer has received a number of significant improvements, making the new model the most powerful in the Raspberry Pi lineup. The association announced that the new Broadcom BCM2711 processor, built on the ARM Cortex-A72 core with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, will be at least three times faster than processors of previous generations. Buyers will have a wide selection of RAM options – 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB LPDDR4.
Raspberry Pi 4 will support the simultaneous connection of two 4K monitors and hardware decoding of 4Kp60 HEVC video due to the integrated 500MHz VideoCore VI GPU video card and two independent Micro HDMI connectors.
On the motherboard of the new raspberry, 2 USB 3.0 ports appeared, one of which can be used for power, 2 USB 2.0 and USB Type-C ports for connecting the power adapter. Ethernet in the new raspberry became gigabit, and Bluetooth – the fifth generation. Wi-Fi will support dual-band operation – 802.11ac.
According to the results of reviews that have already appeared on YouTube, Raspberry Pi 4 works fine with 15 tabs open in Chromium, but for some reason, it still finds it difficult to play YouTube videos in full screen even at 480p.
The price of a new generation of the single board in America will start at $ 35 for the version with 1 GB of RAM. Version with 2 GB of RAM will cost $ 45, and with 4 GB LPDDR4 will cost customers $ 55. The Raspberry Pi Foundation also showed a new branded Desktop Kit – an accessory kit for assembling a ready-made microcomputer, which, to get started, will only need to be connected to the monitor.