Raspberry Pi 4 Launched with a powerful 4-core CPU, 4K Video and OpenGL ES 3 support

Raspberry Pi 4 model B

One year after the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and three years after the original Raspberry Pi 3, the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched, two days ago, the Raspberry PI 4 Model B. The Raspberry Pi 4 (or RPi4) looks promising according to the specifications:

  • the RPi4 is built around a new SoC (System on Chip): the BCM2711 (28nm) that packs the CPU, the GPU, and various controllers. The BCM2711 is a complete re-implementation of RPi3’s BCM283X (based on 40nm silicon).
  • CPU: a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72
  • GPU: the eternal VideoCore IV, but this time with OpenGL ES 3 support
  • Memory: 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
  • WIFI: dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4K @ 60Hz hardware decode of HEVC video (one monitor) or 4k @ 30 FPS on two monitors
  • Video connectors: two type-D (micro) HDMI connectors
  • USB: two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 connectors
  • Power: a modern USB-C connector that is able to provide up to 1.2A

Raspberry Pi 4 model B

To get your RPi4, you have to pay $35 for the 1GB version, $45 for 2GB and $55 for the 4GB version.

You can find more information about the RPi4 here:

I ordered two 4GB RPi4 today, I can’t wait to test GeeXLab on these computers!

And to celebrate this new baby, a new Raspbian is available, based on Debian 10 Buster.

Raspberry Pi 4 - Raspbian Buster

Raspberry Pi 4: your new $35 computer

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  1. Prof. Fartsparkle

    The PI4 comes with the VideoCore VI, big difference, this is not the same GPU as on all previous PIs.

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