Raspberry Pi 5 - 8GB

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Notice: The Raspberry Pi 5 - 8GB has begun shipping!
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high-speed peripherals; the dedicated two-lane 1Gbps MIPI camera and display interfaces present on earlier models have been replaced by a pair of four-lane 1.5Gbps MIPI transceivers, tripling total bandwidth, and supporting any combination of up to two cameras or displays; peak SD card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 8GB 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 - 8GB
    • 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 #1765383 / about 2 months ago / 6

    Hi! Just letting everyone know in the shipping department that we are all extremely grateful for the work you are all doing. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

  • Member #1852933 / about 5 days ago / 2

    Really strange there's no stock and no updates to orders from over 2 months ago, when other retailers show multiple stock coming in since launch and immediate availability.

    • Member #1855395 / about 3 hours ago / 1

      Yeah. I’m done with SparkFun after this debacle. At least give an update once in a while.

  • Member #1855395 / about 2 weeks ago / 2

    It would be great if we could get an occasional email update on preorders, maybe with a rough ship date based on order number range. Other vendors are doing this, so I know it’s possible to do. I expect more out of Spark Fun than just “don’t contact us about your Pi5 order status”

    • Scurge / about 2 weeks ago / 1

      Agreed. Some sort of updates would be nice, especially since i could have gotten one from Sparkfuns competition twice now...

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There was an issue in shipping my Pi 5 board, when i contacted Sparkfun support, they replied quickly giving me options to have a replacement shipped to me. I had replied and said i wished to have a new one shipped, and have still not heard back from them to this day (around 2-3 weeks later) It marvels me that such a large company can engage in a conversation and then completely ignore my needs. the fact that i've received no response and still got this email asking to leave a review is baffling

Rasbperry Pi 5 is a powerhouse

I swapped my RPi 4 out for the 5. This one isn't even breaking a sweat. My last one had trouble with a few processes. Very happy with my purchase!

this may give low end x86 boxes a run for their money...

After using it for a few days, I'm impressed. I have mine running on a SSD but so far, it's doing well for a tiny PC. Can stream video while browsing social media on two monitors.

I won't need the big desktop as much anymore. :)

Just want to give a warning to others looking for a Pi 5

Look elsewhere. I preordered on launch day and still haven’t heard a single update from Spark Fun. I’ve reached out to customer service and it’s been crickets. Other’s I’ve spoke to have had the same experience. I have friends that ordered from other retailers AFTER I did and not only did they get regular email updates with shipping eta’s based on order number batches, they have already received their Pi 5’s! This has been a terrible experience and will be my final dealing with spark fun.