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5 Reasons Why Raspberry Pi 5 Will Be A GameChanger


Excitement with the new Raspberry Pi 5

Raspberry Pi 5 Launched

I have been using Raspberry Pi, ever since the beginning Raspberry Pi. In early versions, Raspberry Pi was not supporting wifi and bluetooth. That time, I customized it add external wifi, and battery module to work independently as a router, and conduct online tests.

Projects I Did with Raspberry Pi

  • Exam Server: A wifi based server to conduct online exams. Added battery and wifi services externally.
  • Tempreature Alert System: A small ciruit with the help of Raspberry Pi Pico, that beeps when the tempreature rises to a certain limit.
  • Desktop Machine: Used as regular desktop machine, to practice programming
  • Raspberry Pi Cluster: A Cluster of 8 Rasbperry pi machine to study the cluster mode softwares

What do I love about Raspberry Pi

Being a linux enthusiast, I was alway curious how can I run my programs on such a small machine. Though early versions of Raspberry Pi were lacking some important features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on, but eventually new and new versions of Raspberry Pi came into existence, new upgrades came with those missing and important features.

Currently, I don't use Raspberry Pi as a desktop environment, but I mostly prefer Raspberry Pi pico for doing small electronics projects.

What is exciting with Raspberry Pi 5?

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New Processor

One of the top highlights of the Raspberry Pi 5 is its processor. The new Raspberry Pi Broadcom BCM2712 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU. It comes with cryptography extensions, 512KB per-core L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache. This processor give 2-3 times speed improvements over previous versions.

Enhanced Graphics

  • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
  • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support
  • 4Kp60 HEVC decoder

Improved I/O

  • 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)

Other Noteworthy Improvements

  • 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
  • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter). This is a very important step because it will give significant speed to Raspberry Pi.
  • 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. Though it was supported with external circuits/modules, but they have come up with official solution now. Also came to know that it uses rechargable cell, which is really appreciable.
  • Power button: Which was missing in all the previous versions. Hopefully it solves the quick shutdown problem, and allows for graceful shutdown, which is a long coming problem with Raspberry Pis.