Raspberry Pi 5

Raspberry Pi 5 has been released!

Raspberry Pi 5 is a higher-performance computer than Raspberry Pi 4. It promises to offer 2–3× the speed of the previous generation. The new board features silicon designed in‑house for the best possible performance. Raspberry Pi features a new quad core 2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 Arm CPU (in BCM2712 SoC), a new Southbridge that promises to improve USB 3 throughput and a new VideoCore VII GPU.

Key features include:

  • 2.4GHz 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
  • 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

The Raspberry Pi 5 claims to have two to three times the processing power of the Raspberry Pi 4, already a powerful single board computer. Available in 4 and 8GB RAM capacities (with 1 and 2GB models to come later), the Raspberry Pi 5 is the same basic size and shape as the Model 4 B, but adds a number of long-requested features such as a built-in real-time clock, a PCIe 2.0 connector and a power button.

There’s a slew of little improvements throughout the board, including a built-in fan header with mounting holes, faster and dual camera connectors and a microSD card reader that works with higher-speed cards. The device has dual HDMI ports, with each one having a 4K display output at frame rates of up to 60 fps, as well as support for HDR.

While the main system on a chip is still designed by Broadcom, the Raspberry Pi 5 is the first full-size Raspberry Pi that uses custom silicon — the RP1. This is a southbridge chip, meaning that it handles I/O functions and replaces some the functions that were previously handled by the main system on a chip. It also replaces most of the analog components of the main SoC: GPIO and associated low-speed peripherals, Ethernet MAC, MIPI CSI/DSI, analog TV.

Raspberry Pi 5 is coming coming in October 2023. At just $60 or $90 MSRP, the 4 and 8GB models are a mere $5 more than the same memory capacity SKUs of the Raspberry Pi 4. Upton said 100,000 units should be available at launch – scheduled by the end of October. The Raspberry Pi 5 will remain in production until 2035.

You will need the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, Bookworm, for your Raspberry Pi 5. Bookworm will launch in mid-October.

Raspberry Pi 5 won’t fit the Raspberry Pi 4 Case. Raspberry Pi 5 is faster and more powerful than prior-generation Raspberry Pis, and like most general-purpose computers, it will perform best with active cooling in a Pi 5 case designed specifically for it. For powering this new computer, a high-quality 5V 5A USB-C power supply is needed (such as the new Raspberry Pi 27W USB-C Power Supply).

However, there is some bad news to stir into the pot. The audio and composite jack has been ditched. According to Pi supremo, Eben Upton, this was due to space constraints on the board. As for what users requiring composite functionality should do, Upton told us: “For composite video, you can see there is a pair of 0.1″ pads on the bottom edge.” “There’s isn’t a recommended solution for audio, other than to use either a USB audio device or HAT.”

Introducing Raspberry Pi 5 video:

The Raspberry Pi 4 is not going anywhere and will still remain in production for a while.

More information:

Raspberry Pi 5
https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-5/

Introducing: Raspberry Pi 5!
https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/introducing-raspberry-pi-5/

Raspberry Pi 5 Review: A New Standard for Makers
The first new flagship Pi in four years was worth the wait.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-5

Raspberry Pi 5 revealed, and it should satisfy your need for speed
No longer super-cheap, but boasts better graphics and swifter storage
https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/28/raspberry_pi_5_revealed/

The Raspberry Pi 5 uses the company’s own chip designs
It will be available in October for at least $60.
https://www.engadget.com/the-raspberry-pi-5-uses-the-companys-own-chip-designs-061316561.html

Raspberry Pi 5 Benchmarks: Significantly Better Performance, Improved I/O
https://www.phoronix.com/review/raspberry-pi-5-benchmarks

The Raspberry Pi 5 is finally here
https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/28/23889238/raspberry-pi-5-specs-availability-pricing

The Raspberry Pi 5 is here and looks yummier than ever
It’s the first full-size Raspberry Pi with custom silicon
https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/27/raspberry-pi-5/

Video links:

Introducing Raspberry Pi 5

The Raspberry Pi 5 Is Here! Hands On With The Fastest Pi Ever!

Raspberry Pi 5

Raspberry Pi 5: EVERYTHING you need to know

84 Comments

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 5, based on the Pi 5, is coming 2024 — along with, potentially, an RP2040 successor.

    Eben Upton Hints at an RP2040 Successor, Promises a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 5 in 2024
    “We know what people don’t like [and] what people do like,” Upton says, “and we have a chip team.”
    https://www.hackster.io/news/eben-upton-hints-at-an-rp2040-successor-promises-a-raspberry-pi-compute-module-5-in-2024-ec331994aca3?fbclid=IwAR2WuDqe6SUlXR1B4CUT4f01-cJpbfjg0ACasRuOAXsi1G60GfDHLt5RKD8

    Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton has hinted that a successor to the company’s wildly popular RP2040 dual-core microcontroller may be on the way — and that the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 5 will launch in 2024, with “a high degree of commonality” with the earlier Compute Module 4.

    Speaking at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam event this weekend, Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton put numbers to the flow of new Raspberry Pi 5 boards which is still struggling to keep up with sky-high demands. “Today, [we] are making about 10,000 [Raspberry] Pi 5s per day, out of a total of 40,000 Pis per day,” Upton told attendees, according a summary posted to Mastodon by Jonathan Pallant.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How to turbo-charge your Raspberry Pi 5 with an NVMe boot drive
    https://www.tomshardware.com/raspberry-pi/how-to-turbo-charge-your-raspberry-pi-5-with-an-nvme-boot-drive?utm_content=tomsguide&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR3a3ZszUKuyzXtC8eXpQpKpNS4WxqC_ihs-75IXHMEsLqNRvfxnBN7o3NI

    The fastest Raspberry Pi just got faster!

    The Raspberry Pi 5 introduced PCIe connectivity to the model B form factor and with it we are slowly seeing a number of boards for NVMe SSDs. The first was Pineberry Pi’s Hat Drives, followed by Pimoroni’s NVMe Base. The official Raspberry Pi M.2 board is just on the horizon, as the PIP, a Raspberry Pi word for PCIe Peripheral, specification has just been released.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4: Which single-board computer should you buy?
    The new Pi is faster, but it’s not the best choice for all use cases.
    https://www.androidauthority.com/raspberry-pi-5-vs-raspberry-pi-4-3370847/

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    When Did Raspberry Pi become the villain?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjzvh-bfV-E

    Is it possible to buy brand a brand new Intel N100 mini PC for less than a Pi 5?

    Yes! But is it better? Watch the video and we’ll see…

    Raspberry Pi 5 vs N100 PC (featuring Ubuntu 23.10)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hekzpSH25lk

    Raspberry Pi 5 and an N100 Mini-ITX PC compared, running Ubuntu 23.10. Can a Pi 5 replace an N100 PC?

    Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction
    00:56 Intel vs ARM (the hardware)
    04:29 Mantic Minatour (Ubuntu 23.10)
    08:09 CPU Performance
    10:23 Video Render
    12:34 YouTube
    13:45 Wrap

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    DON’T Use Raspberry Pis for Servers! (Use THIS)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKmKo_Ua7rQ

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi has confirmed it plans an IPO, which will take it from a private to publicly-held company and allow anyone to purchase shares in the firm, with a listing on the London Stock Exchange

    Raspberry Pi Confirms a Planned IPO, But Says Hobbyists Will Remain “Incredibly Important”
    https://www.hackster.io/news/raspberry-pi-confirms-a-planned-ipo-but-says-hobbyists-will-remain-incredibly-important-f7b9625e0d52?fbclid=IwAR1w9Vi9EOGApmMMx0KPLw3xF6uv-vH_aBfeuhX1MxdWLmzSS3RVRxv9F4o

    Public listing on the London Stock Exchange won’t change the company’s focus, Eben Upton promises.

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Top DNG Builds a $600 Digital Radio Scanner on the Cheap — with a Raspberry Pi 5 and RTL-SDR
    Designed as a more affordable alternative to a Uniden P25, this digital radio scanner picks up emergency traffic and more.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/top-dng-builds-a-600-digital-radio-scanner-on-the-cheap-with-a-raspberry-pi-5-and-rtl-sdr-18209905583e

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The artificial 3GHz clockspeed limit enforced on the Raspberry Pi 5 has been removed — if you’re willing to install a “very not at all recommended firmware,” and if your particular board was a winner in the silicon lottery.

    The Raspberry Pi 5′s 3GHz Limit Is Lifted, Thanks to a “Very Not At All Recommended” Firmware
    A firmware limit placed based on Broadcom’s recommendations can now be lifted, allowing clock speeds above 3GHz for the first time.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/the-raspberry-pi-5-s-3ghz-limit-is-lifted-thanks-to-a-very-not-at-all-recommended-firmware-328e7bbcaab5?fbclid=IwAR0y3o-kNASbLccidkEY_9sVIcX9Gngnqx-JIhg03XsxIc6pvPtaYMOZVZQ

    while many, though not all, Raspberry Pi 5 boards could happily overclock from their stock 2.4GHz to an impressive 3GHz, that was it. The reason: a hard limit placed by Raspberry Pi within the firmware, preventing the processor from running above this speed owing to claims by Broadcom that going beyond this would be outside the capabilities of the phase-locked loop (PLL) in the BCM2712 system-on-chip (SoC).

    Until now, anyway. A new firmware, released on GitHub yesterday, removes the 3GHz limit and allows for clocking above this speed. YouTuber Jeff Geerling was one of the first to take it for a spin, successfully overclocking a Raspberry Pi 5 to an appropriate 3.14GHz — with variable stability, it must be admitted.

    Thus far, no permanent damage has been reported, but it remains possible: stability beyond 3GHz is questionable, and the additional voltage bump required to counteract that has the potential to permanently damage boards.

    https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/1876#issuecomment-1997785709

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Radxa Penta SATA HAT adds up to five SATA drives to the Raspberry Pi 5 for NAS applications
    The Radxa Penta SATA HAT leverages the PCIe interface on Raspberry Pi 5 SBC to add up to five 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA drives through four SATA connectors and an eSATA connector and enables NAS designs with the latest SBC from Raspberry Pi Limited.
    https://www.cnx-software.com/2024/03/21/radxa-penta-sata-hat-adds-up-to-five-sata-drives-to-the-raspberry-pi-5-for-nas-applications/

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    What I learned when I replaced my cheap Pi 5 PC with a no-name Amazon mini desktop
    Pi 5 is still an odd fit for day-to-day desktop use; cheap mini PCs come closer.
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/what-i-learned-when-i-replaced-my-cheap-pi-5-pc-with-a-no-name-amazon-mini-desktop/?fbclid=IwAR1w6sHoVneC60TOwm7JLXd4T-JPqsD744FsjfK_rPWcsEc_RByrRleysfs

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
    Raspberry Pi announces plans for a London Stock Exchange IPO; the company was reportedly valued at ~$560M when Arm acquired a minority stake in November 2023

    Raspberry Pi Announces Plans for London Listing in Win for City
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-15/raspberry-pi-announces-plans-for-london-listing-in-win-for-city

    British personal computer maker Raspberry Pi has announced that it is considering a London initial public offering, in what would be a coup for the UK capital after several UK firms chose to list in the US.

    The company, which makes low-cost computers popular among industrial IoT customers, hobbyists and educators said it intended to publish a registration document with the London Stock Exchange, according to a statement Wednesday

    . The company did not disclose how much it plans to raise.

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ here at last with a $12 price tag
    Speedy storage for your Pi 5
    https://www.theregister.com/AMP/2024/05/15/raspberry_pi_m2_hat/

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