Raspberry Pi 4 Announced

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  1. CallmeBerto

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    Got to pick a few of these up to start a few of the projects I've seen people post about.
     
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    Main advantage I’ve seen to using the Pi is the community/support.

    What would you recommend over the Pi?
     
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    So who is going to go with the "Most videogame systems emulated in a single Raspberry Pi without the emulation being crap" challenge on this thing?

    I think PS1 emulation can be made quite good with the more powerful hardware, maybe even do some slight improvements so the games look better.
     
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    Wait... No micro SD slot? :(
     
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    Micro HDMI is a bit annoying but a roughly 20% boost in power sounds good.

    Shame I just got a model 3B+ recently and a load of retroflag cases that won't fit the new Pi 4. :hateit:
     
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    I have from and [would, some are old] recommend Orange Pi (Zero is awesome), BeagleBoard, PINE64 NanoPI, HardKernel manufacturers. There are hundreds of alternatives. Considering to buy the cheaper SiFive model now, but that's very niche. It depends on what features and how much freedom you want. Raspberry tries to be catch-all but has a lot of useless stuff in my use case. Large communities for a specific board doesn't really help since they all run well established systems and interfaces, and no one really fixes hardware stuff anyway.
     
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    No idea what this means. Is the new raspberry pi a video decoder or something? I thought you needed to install decoders to do that, or VLC player. :blink:
     
  9. stitchxd

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    nope
    All models of the RPi can run at least 1 version of Doom in some way.....

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    Your quoted text, the decoder can now do 4Kp60 (4K Resolution at 60 FPS.)
     
  10. wiired24

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    Definitely gonna be picking one of these up. Hoping that this speeds up N64 Emulation. For me that was kind of a deal breaker with the Pi 3. The Specs look really good from what I can tell.
     
  11. stitchxd

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    nope
    On the 3B+ I rarely had issues with N64 emulation with a modest overclock and heatsink :)
     
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  12. bodefuceta

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    Never heard of hardware decoding?
     
  13. wiired24

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    A lot of games ran fine like Ocarina of Time, Smash, Mario Kart 64, And Super Mario 64. But I had several issues with the Mario Party games. Specifically 2 and 3. Just random Freezes or slow downs would often occur. Also mine wasn't overclocked so that may be why
     
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  14. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I also notice the picture doesn't show wifi, so does it have wifi? :blink:
     
  15. tech3475

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    I have heard of a few of those, both positive and negative opinions.

    I think ultimately it’s a ymmv thing.

    When I said community I did also mean things like forums, etc. I actually found myself on the Pi forum allot recently, albeit for an unrelated project but still learned allot of what I needed.

    When it comes to tinkering or hobbyist projects, this can mean allot to casuals like myself.
     
  16. stitchxd

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    nope
    Pic doesn't say "wifi" on it, but the top right of the board, the Wireless chip (with bluetooth) has it.
     
  17. PityOnU

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    Very cool upgrade - significant improvements across the board (hehe). The bump in specs brings its price closer back in line with other mini boards available now. As other have said, though, the main selling point of the Pi is the huge developer community around it and all of the software it supports. My guess is we will be waiting a while for a lot of the software packages out there to re-stabilize for the new platform. Happily, Flirc have already released and update design for their excellent case that fits the new board.


    Also, 4K support is a very welcome addition - looking at you, Kodi/Plex/whatever.
     
  18. stitchxd

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    nope
    Kodi already supports 4k, so does plex. Also, comparing Kodi/plex to the raspberry pi is not fair as one is software only, the other is hardware.
     
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    And I just bought a 3b+. Bastards.
    Great though because now I have a huge 43" 4k display and I was hating that the 3b+ couldn't do 4k. Ehh, so I get another toy.
     
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    now is the time to build a mame cabinet boys!
     
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