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Introducing the new Raspberry Pi 5: a quantum leap in single board computing

Introduction: A New Benchmark in Mini-Computing

The newest member of the Raspberry Pi® single board computer family is not just an upgrade, it’s a revolution! Raspberry Pi 5 is a highly versatile single board computing solution that offers significant advancements in CPU and GPU performance, as well as enhanced peripheral and I/O capabilities. Powered by a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor, it delivers up to 3x faster CPU performance compared to its predecessor.

Hero image of Raspberry Pi 5 single board compute module

Key Features at a Glance

  • Up to 3x Speed Boost: Accelerate through games, web browsing, and software applications.

  • Generous RAM: Choose between 4GB and 8GB versions.

  • PCIe 2.0 Support: Connect high-speed peripherals effortlessly.

  • Dual 4K60 Displays: Manage two 4K screens simultaneously.

  • Enhanced USB Bandwidth: Experience quicker file transfers to external storage.

  • Dual Camera Ports: Attach two high-resolution cameras for superior image capture.

  • Swift SD Card Access: Benefit from doubled peak performance.

Detailed Specifications

  • CPU: 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76

  • GPU: VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2

  • Display support: Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support

  • Video Compression: 4Kp60 HEVC decoder

  • Memory: LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB SKUs available at launch)

  • Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

  • Storage: microSD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode

  • Ports: 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation, 2 × USB 2.0 ports

  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT)

  • Camera Interface: 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers

  • Interconnect: PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)

  • Power: 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support

Additional Features

  • Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery

  • Power button

Performance and Speed

The Raspberry Pi 5 is equipped with a 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, offering up to three times the speed of its predecessors. Whether you're running complex simulations or multitasking, this device won't break a sweat.

Memory and Storage

With options for 4GB and 8GB of LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM, you have the flexibility to choose the memory capacity that suits your projects. The enhanced SD card access, supporting SDR104 high-speed mode, ensures that data retrieval is faster than ever.

Connectivity and Ports

The single-lane PCIe 2.0 interface opens up a world of high-speed peripherals. From advanced sound cards to external GPUs, the possibilities are endless. The device also supports Gigabit Ethernet and comes with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 / BLE, offering robust connectivity options.

Visual Capabilities

The dual 4Kp60 HDMI output allows you to manage two 4K screens simultaneously, making it ideal for intricate visual tasks. The device also includes two 4-lane MIPI camera/display ports, allowing for high-resolution image capture.

Raspberry Pi RP1 'Southbridge' built on Raspberry Pi's own silicon

The RP1 Southbridge: The Heart of the Raspberry Pi 5

Designed in-house by the Raspberry Pi team, the RP1 southbridge chip enhances peripheral performance, making the Raspberry Pi 5 a powerhouse of features and speed.

USB Bandwidth: No More Waiting

The Raspberry Pi 5 offers doubled USB bandwidth, allowing for rapid file transfers to external storage devices. Gone are the days of waiting for slow data transfers; it's all about efficiency now.

Camera Capabilities

The device supports two high-resolution MIPI cameras, offering three times more bandwidth than before. Whether you're into photography or machine vision, the Raspberry Pi 5 has got you covered.

Power and Convenience

For the first time, the Raspberry Pi comes with a power button, allowing for easy on/off operations without the need to unplug the device. It's a small but significant step towards making the Raspberry Pi more user-friendly.

Angle on image of Raspberry Pi 5 single board compute module


The Raspberry Pi 5 is more than just an upgrade; it's a revolution. With its robust features and capabilities, it's a must-have for anyone looking to push the boundaries of what's possible with a single board computer - whether you are working in industrial engineering, or an enthusiastic maker.

Interested in learning more, feel free to contact Ineltek for more information.

NB All specifications and features are subject to change. Please refer to the official Raspberry Pi 5 product page for the most up-to-date information.


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