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.
|Raspberry Pi 4 B||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)
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),
|802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz),
|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|
|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.
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Do the old cases fit the new Pi?
@davecole No, it has two mini HDMI (Looks like Type C) The older Pi's have standard HDMI. It has a Type C USB as well! Old ones have Micro USB. So that's different to. However, some of the official Raspberry Pi cases you can take the sides off, (like - 909-8138) so Pi 4 may fit if you do that. When I get mine i'll try it!