Raspberry Pi 5 FAQ
Learn more about the Raspberry Pi 5! Will my existing case fit the new board? Do I need a new charger for the Raspberry Pi 5? What is a Real-Time Clock?
What Are the Specifications for the Raspberry Pi 5?
• 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!!
When Will the New Raspberry Pi 5 Be Available for Purchase?
The new Raspberry Pi 5 is available for pre-order from today onwards. We expect the product to ship the week commencing 23rd of October 2023.
In Which Regions Is the Raspberry Pi 5 Available?
At launch, the Raspberry Pi 5 will be available in:
EU, UK, USA, Canada, Israel, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore.
More markets will become available with compliance being completed in due time.
Where Can I Buy the Raspberry Pi 5?
The new Raspberry Pi 5 is available to order from today here.
How Much Does the Raspberry Pi 5 Cost?
This depends on which version of the new model of Raspberry Pi you order.
- RRP of the Raspberry Pi 5 4GB is $60.00 USD.
- RRP of the Raspberry Pi 5 8GB is $80.00 USD.
(all prices are excluding sales tax, shipping, & handling fees).
The prices of the 1GB and 2GB are yet to be announced.
Is There a Max Limit on How Many Raspberry Pi 5s I Can Buy?
We are currently limiting them to 10 x Raspberry Pi 5 per person, but we will lift that restriction soon.
Are There Any Accessories that I Can Purchase for the New Raspberry Pi 5?
Yes, there are several:
The new 27W USB-C PD Power Supply
1.2m . 100-240VAC
The new Official Raspberry Pi 5 Case with integrated Variable Speed Fan
The new Active Cooler with mounting clips to directly attach to the Raspberry Pi 5's PCB
RTC Battery to power the Real-Time Clock while the main power is disconnected, the battery is a Panasonic ML-2020
Camera and Display Cables 22 way 0.5mm Pitch Mini FPC format that connect to the current 15 way 1mm-pitch Standard format connectors on the current camera and displays
Will My Raspberry Pi 5 Fit in My Existing Case?
Probably not! If you want all access to the new ribbon ports and on/off button, you will need a case designed for the Raspberry Pi 5, such as the official Raspberry Pi Case which comes with an integrated variable speed fan.
On top of the new buttons and connectors, the ethernet and USB ports have switched sides as compared to where they were on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
Can I Run Two Displays or 2 Cameras at Once Using the MIPI Interface?
The MIPI Interface can support the following configurations:
- 2 Cameras
- 2 Displays
- 1 Display and 1 Camera
Do I Need a New Camera Display Cable?
Yes, the current standard cables are 15 Way 1mm-Pitch on both ends. To run the Camera and Display Cables on the Raspberry Pi 5, you need a cable with a 22 way 0.5mm Pitch Mini FPC format on one end, and then the 15 way 1mm-pitch standard format connectors to connect to current camera and displays.
Where Can I Find More Information About the New Raspberry Pi 5?
More information on the new model, including videos and a wide range of additional content, can be found at Raspberry Pi.
Will the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Still Be Available?
Yes it will, along with the Pi 3 Model B+, which will still be the right board for many customers' needs.
Will the Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display Work With the New Raspberry Pi 5?
Yes, the older and current touchscreen displays will work with the new board with a new Display Cable.
For installation, follow the connection instructions for the Touchscreen Display.
If the Raspberry Pi 5 Is Not in Stock, How Long Will It Be Before It Becomes Available?
All orders and pre-orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Placing your order now ensures that as soon as we get more in stock, it will be shipped to you as soon as it's available.
Does the Raspberry Pi 5 Have Wi-Fi or Wireless LAN Capabilities?
The Raspberry Pi 5 comes with 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Does the Raspberry Pi 5 Have Bluetooth?
Yes, the Raspberry Pi 5 comes with Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
What Power Supply Do I Need? Can I Run It from My Laptop via USB or My Phone Charger?
Maybe. If your charger is 27W (or above) and has USB-C PD.
The new 27W USB-C PD (Power Delivery) Power Supply will deliver a maximum of 5.1V, 5A enabling the Raspberry Pi 5 to power a wider range of peripherals.
The total power drawn from the four USB ports on Raspberry Pi 5 is limited by default to a nominal 600mA; this limit is automatically increased to a nominal 1.6A when the USB-C PD Power Supply is detected.
The USB-C PD Power Supply is also capable of delivering 3A @ 9V, 2.25A @ 12V, and 1.8A @ 15V to PD-compatible products, making it a good cost-effective power supply for many general-purpose, non-Raspberry Pi use cases.
Output:5A @ 5.1V, 3A @ 9V, 2.25A @ 12V, 1.8A @ 15V
Cable: 1.2m, 18awg
Colours: White, black
US, Canada (type A)
Europe (type C)
India (type D)
UK (type G)
Australia, New Zealand, China (type I)
A good quality 2.5A, 5V power supply can be used, but the USB peripherals connected to the Raspberry Pi 4 need to consume less than 500mA in power in total.
Where Can I Find Schematics for the New Model?
You can find a reduced set of schematics available from Raspberry Pi. We do not supply schematics.
My Raspberry Pi 5 Is Showing a Thermometer in the Top Right, What Should I Do?
Your Raspberry Pi 5 should be used in a well-ventilated environment, and if used inside a case, the case should not be covered. If you are using it in an enclosed environment, consider using a heatsink and active cooling, such as a fan with your enclosure to ensure the Raspberry Pi 5 can run at a temperature that does not activate thermal throttling. Your Raspberry Pi 5 will still run safely without this, however it may run slower.
My Raspberry Pi 5 is Showing a Thunderbolt Icon in the Top Right, What Should I Do?
This typically means that the power supply you are using is not providing enough voltage to power your Raspberry Pi 5. You should consider replacing your power supply with a 5.1v, 3A power supply as supplied by element14.
Do You Have Any Questions Not Covered Above?
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