New Raspberry Pi 4 Model B launched, more power, USB 3 and dual 4K support

My favourite device for tinkering with has to be the Raspberry Pi. I have used it as a media player, home temperature control system and even (unsuccessfully) had a go at installing Windows 10 on ARM on it.

The Raspberry Pi foundation has a launched a new model 4, which is a big step up from the previous versions. It supports dual monitors up to 4K, USB 3, gigabit ethernet and 3x the CPU performance:

  • A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
  • 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K
  • VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
  • 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video

The power support is now USB C and the two HDMI ports are now micro-HDMI. It comes in three versions 1GB for $35, 2GB for £45 or 4GB for $55.

The new Pi will be great for projects running Windows 10 IoT and I would be very interested to see if I can run the full Windows 10 on ARM version of Windows 10 on it.


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