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    Raspberry Pi 4 vs Pi 3 – What are the differences

    the Raspberry Pi 4 model B has just been launched, it may be worth checking out the differences against the previous latest single board computer from the Raspberry Pi foundation, namely Raspberry Pi 3 model B+.


    Features/Specs Raspberry Pi 4B Raspberry Pi 3 B+
    Release date 24th June 2019 14th March 2018
    SoC Broadcom BCM2711
    quad-core Cortex-A72 @ 1.5 GHz
    Broadcom BCM2837B0
    quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz
    GPU VideoCore VI with OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 VideoCore IV with OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0
    Video Decode H.265 4Kp60, H.264 1080p60 H.264 & MPEG-4 1080p30
    Video Encode H.264 1080p30
    Memory 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB LPDDR4 1GB LPDDR2
    Storage microSD card
    Video & Audio Output 2x micro HDMI ports up to 4Kp60
    3.5mm AV port (composite + audio)
    MIPI DSI connector
    1x HDMI 1.4 port up to 1080p60
    3.5mm AV port (composite + audio)
    MIPI DSI connector
    Camera MIPI CSI connector
    Ethernet Native Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet over USB (300 Mbps max.)
    WiFi Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE
    USB 2x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 2.0 4x USB 2.0
    Expansion 40-pin GPIO header
    Power Supply 5V via USB type-C up to 3A
    5V via GPIO header up to 3A
    Power over Ethernet via PoE HAT
    5V via micro USB up to 2.5A
    5V via GPIO header up to 3A
    Power over Ethernet via PoE HAT
    Dimensions 85×56 mm
    Default OS Raspbian (after June 24, 2019) Raspbian (after March 2018)
    Price $35 (1GB RAM), $45 (2GB RAM), $55 (4GB RAM) $35 (1GB RAM)

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done a pretty amazing job here with adding the extra performance (CPU up to three times faster), and plenty of new features (4K, GbE, USB 3.0..) while keeping the same price tag for the board with 1GB RAM. Some of the features I don’t see advertised and are present on some of the competing boards include HDR (High Dynamic Range) and VP9 video decoding.

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