The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the next version of its miniature computer.
The novelty received a 4-core Broadcom processor operating at a frequency of 1.5 GHz. It is claimed that its performance is three times higher than that of processors installed on previous versions of the computer. The amount of RAM can be 1GB, 2GB or 4GB to choose from. The VideoCore VI GPU chip is responsible for graphics processing, with a frequency of 500 MHz. As a drive, a microSD memory card is traditionally used. The set of interfaces includes 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and 2x micro-HDMI. USB-C is now used as a power connector. Wireless interfaces are Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE.
The main feature of the new miniature computer was its ability to support two 4K monitors at once with a frame rate of 30 Hz each. Or one 4K monitor with a frame rate of 60 Hz. However, this does not mean that now users will be able to view ultra-high definition video. As the tests already carried out by the well-known resource Tom's Hardware showed, the computer is simply not able to fully reproduce even a video with FullHD resolution. But when working with ordinary tasks, such as editing documents and browsing a few web pages, the Raspberry Pi 4 copes noticeably better than its predecessors.
The novelty will be available at a price of $35 for the version with 1 GB of RAM. High volume models will cost $45 and $55. If desired, the user can purchase an additional set, which includes a plastic case, keyboard, mouse, power supply, HDMI cables, and a 16 GB microSD card. The cost of such a set, which also includes the younger Raspberry Pi 4 version, is $120.