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Raspberry Pi 4 v Raspberry Pi 3B+

Unless you've been hiding under a rock since this morning you will be aware that there has been a HUGE announcement today. The long-anticipated Raspberry Pi 4 has been welcomed into the world and is available to buy now. 

With a Broadcom BCM2711, 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) processor running 1.5GHz at its heart, the Pi 4 isn't just 15 times faster than the original Raspberry Pi, it also has the ability to outperform a number of well-known budget desktop PC's. 

So what else is new in the Raspberry Pi 4? Has it really taken a significant step up from the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and can it actually be ready to replace your desktop PC altogether? 

Our good friends at pi-top have taken a closer look, as TV's Jason Bradbury joins pi-top's VP of Technology Wil Bennett to provide a detailed review of the latest member of the Pi family.  

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  Raspberry Pi 4 B Raspberry Pi 3 B+
     
Processor 1.5-GHz,
Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)
1.4-GHz,
Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837B0  (Cortex A-53)
     
Memory 1 - 4GB DDR4 1GB DDR2
     
GPU 500 MHz VideoCore VI 400 MHz VideoCore IV
     
Video Out dual micro HDMI ports single HDMI port
     
Max resolution 4K 60 Hz + 1080p or
2x 4K 30 Hz
2560 x 1600
     
USB Ports 2x USB 3.0 / 2x USB 2.0 4x USB 2.0
     
Wired Networking Gigabit Ethernet 330 Mbps Ethernet
     
Wireless 802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz),
Bluetooth 5.0
802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz),
Bluetooth 4.1
     
Charging Port USB Type-C micro USB
     
Input Power 3A, 5V  2.5A, 5V 
     
Size 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.76 inches
(88 x 58 x 19.5mm)
3.2 x 2.2 x 0.76 inches
(82 x 56 x 19.5mm)
     
Weight 0.1 pounds (46 grams) 0.11 pounds (50 grams)
     
Access Extended 40-pin GPIO header Extended 40-pin GPIO header
     
Price $35 (1GB), $45 (2GB), $55 (4GB) $35
     
Production
Lifetime
At least January 2026 At least January 2023

 

OKdo still have limited stock available to purchase if you would like to get your hands on the latest version of the Raspberry Pi and get started on a project. 

OKdo is a unique global tech company owned by Electrocomponents Group. Solely focusing on SBC and IoT, OKdo works with some of the best technology companies on the planet to bring people the latest products, innovations and services, wherever they are on their SBC and IoT journey.

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