Introducing the Raspberry Pi 5
Meet the New Raspberry Pi 5! It represents a leap in performance, with many widely-requested quality of life features, including an RTC battery connector and an onboard power button!
Pre-order the Raspberry Pi 5 4GB and 8GB now, and the product will ship at the end of October.
The Raspberry Pi 5 1GB and 2GB will be coming in the next few months.
Raspberry Pi 5 Specifications
• 2.4GHz quad-core, 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with 512KB L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache
• VideoCore VII GPU
• LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB SKUs available at launch)
• 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
• Micro SD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
• 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
• 2 × USB 2.0 ports
• Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires PoE+ HAT)
• 2 × 4 lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
• PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals
• 5V/5A DC power (PD enabled)
• Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
• Real-Time Clock (RTC), powered from external battery
• On-board power button!!
What's New with the Raspberry Pi 5?
The Raspberry Pi 5 comes with the fastest processor yet, as well as a much-requested on/off button, for safely booting and shutting down.
Raspberry Pi 5 Silicon Custom-developed In-house
Raspberry Pi 5 is the first full-sized Pi computer that uses silicon developed completely in-house.
The RP1 Southbridge provides the majority of the I/O capabilities for the Raspberry Pi 5, delivering a step up in peripheral performance.
- The combined USB bandwidth has been doubled, giving you faster transfer speeds.
- Two individual 4-lane MIPI interfaces support any combination of two cameras or displays.
- SD Card performance has been doubled, with the addition of SD104 High Speed Mode.
- A new Single-Lane PCI Express 2.0 interface supports higher bandwidth peripherals, increasing expansion capabilities.
You might have noticed that the Ethernet and USB ports have switched sides, back to where they were on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. The PoE hat is different, as well. All of these changes make space for the PCI Express, Dual MIPI, RTC, UART, and fan connectors.
Raspberry Pi 5 Cameras, Displays, and the New MIPI Connectors
The Raspberry Pi 5 provides two four-lane MIPI connectors, each of which can support either a camera or a display.
These connectors use the same 22-way, 0.5mm-pitch “mini” FPC format as the Compute Module Development Kit. They require adapter cables to connect to the 15-way, 1mm-pitch “standard” format connectors on the current camera and display products. Mini-to-standard adapter cables for cameras and displays in 200mm, 300mm and 500mm lengths.
NOTE: The camera cable should not be used with a display, and vice versa. They are not cross compatible.
The Raspberry Pi 5 Real-Time Clock
The Raspberry Pi 5 comes with hardware for an onboard Real-Time Clock (RTC), which keeps time when the main power is down. The connector is included in every Raspberry Pi 5 and the RTC Battery is available for sale separately.
What Raspberry Pi 5 Do I Have?
For the first time, the Raspberry Pi 5 has a silk screen method for showing what memory size your board has. Along with the Raspberry Pi 5 logo, there are also the 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB pads that are bridged by a resistor, showing the model.
Raspberry Pi 5 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The Raspberry Pi 5 comes with 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi in the modular can we all know, with the very distinctive PCB Antenna.
Active Cooling and Fan in the Raspberry Pi 5 Official Case
The Active Cooler provides an alternative cooling solution for using the Raspberry Pi 5 under sustained heavy load without a case. It combines a large metal heatsink with a variable-speed blower, powered and controlled via the fan connector. It attaches via sprung pins into a pair of mounting holes.
The new case is a refinement of the Raspberry Pi 4 case, with improved thermal features to support the higher peak power consumption of Raspberry Pi 5. It integrates a variable-speed fan, powered and controlled from a dedicated connector on the Raspberry Pi 5 PCB.
Raspberry Pi OS Bookworm
Raspberry Pi OS launches in mid-October and will be the sole supported first-party operating system for Raspberry Pi 5. Check back here: we will keep you posted on the new OS, including how to download it shortly before the Pi 5 arrives on the shelves in late October.
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