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Since 2012, Raspberry Pi has released four generations of single-board computers. The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest and most advanced device developed by the foundation thus far. It was originally released in 2019 and since then people have been eagerly waiting for a new product, which begs the battle of the potential Raspberry Pi 5 vs the Raspberry Pi 4.
Having been on the market for over two years, we have a swath of information regarding the Pi 4. However, we can only assume based on rumors and various information revealed by Raspberry CEO Eben Upton how the Pi 5 will look when finally revealed.
In this post, we will compare the two devices, considering performances, connectivity and ports, and display outputs.
Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4: Performance
The Pi 4 features a Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC running at 1.5GHz. This setup gives the device a considerably good performance and is quick enough for the majority of tasks. In a benchmark conducted in Geekbench5 by ZDNet the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 “achieved a single core score of 183 and a multi-core score of 576,” which are impressive numbers when compared to a low-end Surface Go that “scored 357 and 906, respectively.”
On the other hand, the Raspberry Pi 5 is still expected to remain loyal to Broadcom. This company has been making Raspberry’s SoC for a long time. And, even though there are some rumors of the foundation’s attempt at making its own SoC, the lack of stock and high demand wouldn’t allow them to develop the chip in time for the expected reveal of the Raspberry Pi 5.
The as-of-yet unrevealed device is expected to feature a Broadcom Quad-core Cortex-A76 (ARM) at 2.0GHz, plus 16GB of RAM, which should translate into at least a 25% performance improvement over the current generation.
Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4: Connectivity and ports
Both models of the device offer a great set of options to connect to, including a 40-pin GPIO and a wireless network, which can be used to connect to the internet. The Raspberry Pi 4 improved the connectivity compared to previous devices, and the New Gen should continue with this flexibility and great connectivity.
The speed, range, and capacity are the results of the newly-integrated USB 3.0 ports and unrestrained Gigabit Ethernet. The new-gen Raspberry should logically be enhanced to a USBC 3.2 port. The operating system and data storage are loaded with a microSD card.
On the other side, the Raspberry Pi 5 is expected to feature the same connectivity, plus improved 5.2 Bluetooth for increased communication ranges.