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Raspberry Pi 5 specifications apparently leaked online

Update at 5pm: The Raspberry Pi 5 is now official, priced at US$60 and US$80 respectively for the 4GB and 8GB variants. Units are available to pre-order today from their approved reseller partners, with the first units expected to ship by the end of October.

In a nutshell, the new Raspberry Pi 5 offer two to three times the CPU and GPU performance of the predecessor, which is a significant upgrade. It's also more power efficient than the Pi 4, but because of its far higher processing capability, at full load, it will consume a little more power than a Pi 4. There's even a fan add-on option for those who might need to run sustained heavy workloads, and an optional high-power USB-C power adapter to accompany it. Complimenting the new application processor is a new RP1 in-house designed I/O controller for the Raspberry Pi 5 and a more advanced power management controller.

More info here: https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/introducing-raspberry-pi-5/

First published at 1.36pm, 28th September 2023:-

The news was initially titled "Raspberry Pi 5 specifications apparently leaked online"

Raspberry PI CEO Eben Upton was interviewed back in December 2022 saying that we shouldn’t expect a Pi 5 next year (i.e., in 2023). This in itself isn’t a surprise as there hasn’t exactly been any standard waiting period between previous releases:

Raspberry Pi : 2012Raspberry Pi 2: 2015Raspberry Pi 3: 2016Raspberry Pi 4: 2019

Well, it’s coming to the tail end of 2023 and it seems like electronics distributor Farnell Element 14 has apparently jumped the gun and inadvertently leaked some information relating to the upcoming Raspberry Pi in an email newsletter, given that the pre-order link in the newsletter leads to a page for the Pi4.

In the email, screenshots captured below, a couple of things stand out.

First, the board shot looks legit, given we can just about make out the Pi 5 logo silkscreened on the PCB. More importantly, the Pi 5 will apparently sport a new processor in the form of the Broadcom BCM2712, a quad-core 64-bit chip clocked at 2.4GHz. In comparison, the Pi 4 came with the BCM2711, also a quad-core part clocked at 1.8GHz.

Other notable additions include a PCIe 2.0 interface for peripheral add-ons, a new RP1 I/O controller chip, an on-board on/off power button as well as a real-time clock. If the newsletter is correct, we should expect the Pi 5 to come in 4GB and 8GB variants.

At the time of writing, the online newsletter landing page is still up.

Source: Farnell Element 14

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