Raspberry Pi has revealed a new version of its popular line of single-board computer, and it will be called Raspberry Pi. The company has unveiled the device today, and the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B will be the fastest Raspberry Pi. With the device, the company is promising “desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems.”
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is built around a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC, and the device has four 1.5GHz Cortex A72 CPU cores. This is a big upgrade keeping in mind the previous model which had a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU and was called Raspberry Pi 3.
Talking about the other upgrades in the new model, the RAM has also been upgraded. Now with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B we will have the option of 1GB, 2GB, and even 4GB of DDR4. Earlier the Pi 3 was limited to 1GB of RAM.
Besides this, the company has tweaked and upgraded the Pi 4 I/O, too. There are a total of 4 USB ports in the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B out of which two have been upgraded to USB 3.0. Adding more to the changes, the computer will now draw its power via a USB-C port, instead of the aging Micro USB of the Pi 3. In the new model, the company has also introduced the headphone jacks.
Talking about other specifications of the computer, the company has now removed the full-size HDMI port and has replaced it with two micro HDMI ports. Ultimately, Pi 4 will now be supporting two 4K monitors, but users will have to deal with the less-ubiquitous cable selection.
Raspberry Pi this time will be getting lots of multimedia support, and these will include: “H.265 decode for 4K60p, H.264 1080p60 decode, and 1080p30 encode, and OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics”.