The Raspberry Pi 5 is here and boasts a home-made SoC

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la raspberry pi 5 ya esta aqui y presume un soc hecho en casa.jpg

The Raspberry Pi family of single-board computers adds a new member: the Raspberry Pi 5, which can boast many improvements over the previous generation; Not to mention that it has a SoC manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation itself, the Broadcom BCM2712. Likewise, this computer on a board will go on the market this October 2023, but we can now make our reservations.

Raspberry Pi 5

To start, the Raspberry Pi 5 is powered by a Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A76 CPU with 512 KB L2 caches per core and a 2 MB shared L3 cache. As an integrated graphics card it has a VideoCore VII GPU, which is compatible with the OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan 1.2 APIs; In addition, it handles 4K@60FPS video decoding (with HDR) thanks to the HEVC codec and provides dual video output via HDMI. And in terms of RAM memory it can be purchased with 4GB or 8GB SDRAM at its launch.

According to the company responsible, the Raspberry Pi 5 offers a CPU performance two to three times higher than the Raspberry Pi 4. Likewise, at the GPU level it promises double the performance.

As you can expect, this increase in performance is accompanied by greater energy consumption. We’re talking about that now it starts to consume 12W instead of 8W, so the power supply of previous models will not be enough.

Raspberry Pi 5

When it comes to connectivity, the Raspberry Pi 5 supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 LE, that’s on the wireless front. At the level of physical interfaces it consists of two USB 3.0 ports that support simultaneous operation of 5 Gbps, a pair of USB 2.0 and a Gigabit Ethernet with PoE+ support.

Naturally, there is a Micro-SD slot, which supports SDR104 high-speed mode. It is very important to note that the new SoC has a PCIe 2.0 interface for fast peripherals (requires adapter to use an M.2). Finally, it consists of two FPC connectors with four-track MIPI interfaces, which lends itself to connecting cameras and displays.

The Raspberry Pi 5 goes on sale this October for a starting price of 60 dollars for the 4GB RAM versionwhile the 8GB variant will cost $80.

Via | Raspberry Pi

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