Raspberry Pi 5 - 4GB

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SparkFun is proud to be an approved Raspberry Pi Reseller. Being an approved reseller means that we will be receiving stock of this popular new board as soon as the Raspberry Pi Foundation can build them. Orders will be fulfilled and shipped on a first-come, first-served basis, in the order they are received.

The next iteration of the Raspberry Pi single board computer featuring a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor running at 2.4GHz, Raspberry Pi 5 delivers a 2–3× increase in CPU performance relative to Raspberry Pi 4. Alongside a substantial uplift in graphics performance from an 800MHz VideoCore VII GPU; dual 4Kp60 display output over HDMI; and state-of-the-art camera support from a rearchitected Raspberry Pi Image Signal Processor, it provides a smooth desktop experience for consumers, and opens the door to new applications for industrial customers.

For the first time, this is a full-size Raspberry Pi computer using silicon built in-house at Raspberry Pi. The RP1 “southbridge” provides the bulk of the I/O capabilities for Raspberry Pi 5, and delivers a step change in peripheral performance and functionality. Aggregate USB bandwidth is more than doubled, yielding faster transfer speeds to external UAS drives and other high-speed peripherals; the dedicated two-lane 1Gbps MIPI camera and display interfaces present on earlier models have been replaced by a pair of four-lane 1.5Gbps MIPI transceivers, tripling total bandwidth, and supporting any combination of up to two cameras or displays; peak SD card performance is doubled, through support for the SDR104 high-speed mode; and for the first time the platform exposes a single-lane PCI Express 2.0 interface, providing support for high-bandwidth peripherals.

This module features 4GB of LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM.

  • Processor:

    • 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU
    • cryptography extensions
    • 512KB per-core L2 caches
    • 2MB shared L3 cache
  • Features:

    • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
    • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support
    • 4Kp60 HEVC decoder
    • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM - 4GB
    • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®
    • Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    • microSD 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 separate PoE+ HAT)
    • 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
    • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)
    • 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
    • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
    • Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery
    • Power button


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  • Member #1864315 / about 5 months ago / 1

    It would be nice to get an update on the status of backorders from October.

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Great update to my outdated 3B

Much faster, super easy to set up. In use currently as a Plex server. Added on an official case and 27W power cord. Everything works together perfectly.

This is a nice upgrade over the RPi 4

Much faster than previous devices with the support and consistency of the Raspberry Pi ecosystem.

Fantastic Value

I have a Pi 3 also but have never built anything of substance with it. One of my Pi 5's, however, ia already in use. I built a NAS and Plex server with it and it is doing an excellent job. The only complaint is that the NVME capabilities can be a bit of a challenge. I now have a bottom adapter that works and a NVME card that works as a drive. Still working on getting it to actually boot off the NVME which has been a challenge.

Nice improvements over the Pi4

Besides the usual speed bump with each Pi generation, I love the power button, and the much faster SD card interface. Storage speed was always a pain point, and this revision helps with that a lot, even without adding external PCIe storage.

It does get very hot though. It really wants a serious heat sink case, even if you're not pushing it too hard. I'm hoping for cooler, increased efficiency in the next round.

Works great with pcie hat and ssd drive