Recently, developers of the Raspberry Pi Foundation regularly delight users with announcements. So, most recently for single-board raspberries was announced High Quality Camera with interchangeable lenses (cost was $ 50).
Now, developers at all announced An updated version of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8 GB of RAM on board.
Let me remind you that Raspberry Pi 4 was officially introduced last year and the developers assured that the performance of the Raspberry Pi 4 is quite comparable to the desktops on 32-bit architecture. "Malinka" had the following characteristics:
- a quad-core 64-bit Cortex-A72 processor with support for H.264 and H.265 and a frequency of 1.5 GHz;
- RAM LPDDR4 SDRAM of 1, 2 or 4 GB to choose from;
- two micro-HDMI ports with support for two monitors and 4K;
- VideoCore VI GPU with support for OpenGL ESx;
- support for Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.0 ports (in addition to two USB 2.0) and a USB Type-C port that replaced micro-USB;
- Full Ethernet 1 Gb / s (USB will no longer be a bottleneck), Wi-Fi with support for 802.11ac.
To date, the version with 1 GB of RAM has almost disappeared from the market. In turn, variations of the Raspberry Pi 4 with 2 and 4 GB at the start of sales and until recently cost $ 45 or 55. But in March 2020, in honor of the eighth birthday of Raspberry, the Pi 4 with 2GB of RAM on board fell $ 10 and now costs $ 35. Moreover, the price was reduced forever.
Now now Raspberry Pi 4 appeared with 8 GB of RAMwhich will cost $ 75. Rumors about this version have been around for a long time, because the developers themselves leaked information, and the mention of the nonexistent raspberry model fell into the Beginner’s Guide.
In fact, the option with 8 GB of RAM did not exist at the start of sales due to the lack of a 8 GB LPDDR4 package compatible with a single-board. Representatives of the Raspberry Pi Foundation write that in order to meet higher requirements for energy consumption, they needed to make a number of changes in the design of the board.
Building the official Raspberry Pi Linux distribution based on Debian Raspbian is usually delivered in a 32-bit version, but now, with 8 GB of memory, users can try out a 64-bit version of the OS. Raspbian Specialists already prepared for such cases, an early beta of a 64-bit image. A.