When the Raspberry Pi four introduced final June, it delivered an outstanding quantity of computing energy for the sort of tiny package deal. However in the event you nonetheless sought after extra, Raspberry Pi heard you: Now you’ll be able to purchase a Pi four with a whopping 8GB of RAM, an identical quantity in a Mac mini that prices greater than 10 instances as a lot.
In comparison to its predecessor, the Raspberry four already features a quicker processor, 4K toughen, and as much as 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, an enormous soar over the 1GB max reminiscence within the Raspberry Pi three B+ and greater than sufficient for many higher-end DIY tasks. However with 8GB of RAM, the sky’s the restrict. As Raspberry Pi famous in its press unlock, “In case you’re an influence person, aspiring to assemble and hyperlink massive items of device or run heavy server workloads, otherwise you merely need in an effort to have much more browser tabs open without delay, that is indubitably the Raspberry Pi for you.”
Along side the additional RAM, Raspberry Pi made some adjustments to the interior design as smartly, shuffling the ability provide elements, casting off a switch-mode energy provide from the right-hand facet of the board subsequent to the USB 2.zero sockets, and including a brand new switcher subsequent to the USB-C energy connector. The corporate says the ones minor adjustments brought about a months-long prolong because of COVID-19 provide disruptions.
To make the most of the additional reminiscence, Raspberry Pi has additionally introduced a beta of a 64-bit model of its running gadget symbol constructed in opposition to the Debian arm64 port to permit customers “to map all 8GB into the deal with area of a unmarried procedure.” Raspberry Pi says it’ll proceed to toughen 32-bit and 64-bit variations of the running gadget photographs, now referred to as Raspberry Pi OS, which are basically an identical, with “the similar set of programs and the similar desktop atmosphere.”
Customers can obtain the beta of the brand new OS within the Raspberry Pi discussion board, even though there are a number of recognized problems, together with no video acceleration in VLC or Chromium. Raspberry Pi OS is simplest installable on Pi four and Pi four gadgets.
The brand new 8GB Raspberry Pi four configuration is to be had for $75 thru PiShop.us.