Raspberry Pi 4 Announced

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    The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized single board PC that was originally released in February, 2012. Originally featuring a single core ARM CPU, VideoCore IV GPU, and 256MB of RAM, it was a pretty barebones PC at the time. Over the years, the Pi has gotten various hardware upgrades to make it a powerful single board PC, and this next revision is one of their bigger upgrades.

    The Pi 4 now features:
    • 4x Cortex A72 CPU, running at 1.5Ghz
    • VideoCore VI GPU, capable of H.265 decoding, and supports OpenGL ES 3.0
    • 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LDDR4 RAM
    • 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2 USB 2.0 Ports
    • 2.4ghz+5.0ghz 802.11ac Wireless
    • Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • 2x Micro HDMI ports, capable of pushing 2x [email protected] displays
    • USB-C Port for power
    • TRRS Pole Connector
    One of the biggest changes Pi-veterans will notice is the use of the VideoCore VI GPU, thanks to the new SoC we now have almost 1.5x the performance of the previous VideoCore IV, plus support for 4K resolutions. USB-C for power is also a nice addition, now that Micro USB is starting to become a thing of the past.

    The 1GB Kit will cost the usual $35, whereas the 2GB model will be $45, and the 4GB model will cost $55.

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  1. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Ffs I about 3 weeks ago upgraded both my raspberry pi 3s to raspberry pi 3b+

    Sigh, maybe another upgrade is in order.

    I only bloody upgraded to handle hevc content better, now I would have 4k to boot. Which is what I wanted with my new 4k tv
     
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  2. masagrator

    masagrator The developper

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    For me the biggest change is upgrade from A53 to A72 and finally h265 decoding.
    And you got error in specs:
    A72*
     
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  3. Tom Bombadildo
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    I forgot
    Already fixed :ph34r:
     
  4. chartube12

    chartube12 Captain Chaz 86

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    But can it run Dolphin and/or PS2X?
     
  5. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    • VideoCore VI GPU, capable of H.265 decoding, and supports OpenGL ES 3.0 - yay
     
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  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    But can it run Crysis?
     
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  7. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Finally Gigabit Ethernet! Hooray.
    Still no SATA port but that's okay as it can be upgraded manually and cheap.
    Having 5 GHz WiFi and BT 5 on board is so comfortable. Now this is the update most Rasp lovers have been waiting for!
    Also thank god for USB-C. (Just let Micro USB die already!)
     
  8. RedoLane

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    I'm pretty sure the real question is: Can it run Doom?
     
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  9. bodefuceta

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    They're trying real hard to get wrecked by the Chinese. Only useful addition is gigabit, the rest just hikes the price while maintaining meager specs. Still using very unfree chips, thanks Broadcom.
     
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  10. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Not a fan of the micro-hdmi ports. Those things are as fragile as a teenage girls feelings.

    Other than that, it's a damn nice upgrade. Especially like the type c power port.
     
  11. supergamer368

    supergamer368 this isn’t bookworm adventures deluxe

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    Ooh, this has nice specs! Maybe Retropi will run better here...
     
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  12. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 I hate my name.

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    Hear that?

    That's the sound of money flying out of my wallet.
     
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  13. osaka35

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    The ability to purchase one with 4GB instead of just 1GB is a huge deal. Should make a lot of things run a lot better I'm expecting psx and n64 emulation to run far smoother.
     
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  14. Essasetic

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    I'll see how it performs and I might consider upgrading my Raspberry Pi 2B
     
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  15. 8BitWonder

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    Excited to see if Retropie will see noticeable improvement in either PS1 or N64 performance.
    Though I figure it's going to be a while before a stable is out that supports it.
     
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  16. Nerdtendo

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    The 3 can sorta almost run GameCube games. Will this be able to reasonably run dolphin?
     
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  17. cearp

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    what's the power consumption compared to the 3b?
    probably not different enough to upgrade, but if it's cheaper to run abc+xyz on the previous model, it's good to know.
     
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  18. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

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    In my mencave ;)
    Finally :toot:
    But this very good upgrade, time to build a new 4k Kodi player and RetroPie console.
    When the software is really.

    But you need a new case and retroflag needs to make new retro cases.
     
  19. Tom Bombadildo
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    I forgot
    Some of the more basic GC games are likely to be playable, but I wouldn't expect much more than that.

    The Pi org suggests at least a 5v 2.5A power supply, so it's definitely not any less than a Pi 3.
     
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