Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. It offers ground-breaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption. For the end user, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B provides desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems.
This product’s key features include a high-performance 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-display support at resolutions up to 4K via a pair of micro-HDMI ports, hardware video decode at up to 4Kp60, up to 4GB of RAM, dual-band 2.4/5.0 GHz wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and PoE capability (via a separate PoE HAT add-on).
The dual-band wireless LAN and Bluetooth have modular compliance certifcation, allowing the board to be designed into end products with signifcantly reduced compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market.
So what's new?
Beginners should start with the NOOBS (New Out Of Box Software) operating system installation manager, which gives the user a choice of operating system from the standard distributions.
SD cards with NOOBS pre-installed should be available from any of our global distributors and resellers.
Alternatively, you can download NOOBS.
Raspbian is the recommended operating system for normal use on a Raspberry Pi.
You can browse basic examples to help you get started with some of the software available in Raspbian, find more detail about the Raspbian operating system, or read information on fundamental Linux usage and commands for navigating the Raspberry Pi and managing its file system and users.
Comparison with Pi 3+
|Spec||Raspberry Pi 4 B||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|CPU||1.5-GHz, Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)||1.4-GHz, Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837B0 (Cortex A-53)|
|RAM||1 - 4GB DDR4||1GB DDR2|
|GPU||500 MHz VideoCore VI||400 MHz VideoCore IV|
|Video Out||dual micro HDMI ports||single HDMI port|
|Max resolution||4K 60 Hz + 1080p or 2x 4K 30 Hz||2560 x 1600|
|USB Ports||2x USB 3.0 / 2x USB 2.0||4x USB 2.0|
|Wired Networking||Gigabit Ethernet||330 Mbps Ethernet|
|Wireless||802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0||802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Charging Port||USB Type-C||micro USB|
|Power Requirement||3A, 5V||2.5A, 5V|
|Size||3.5 x 2.3 x 0.76 inches (88 x 58 x 19.5mm)||3.2 x 2.2 x 0.76 inches (82 x 56 x 19.5mm)|