The new Raspberry Pi 4
Max2Play is now offering the new Raspberry Pi 4B! We have collected all pertinent information here, to help you decide whether this new Raspberry Pi is the best choice for your setup.
As the name suggests, this is the successor to the popular Raspberry Pi 3 which we have been using as our standard for all bundles for a few years now. To find out what has changed and what has stayed the same, check out the technical specifications and breakdown of all the changes below.
In addition to two USB-2 ports, you now also have two USB-3 ports that can transfer data up to 10 times faster.
Instead of the predecessor's HDMI port, the Raspberry Pi 4 has two micro HDMI ports, supporting up to two 4k displays.
The Raspberry Pi 4 now has a USB-C port for power supply. To properly operate the Pi, a 15W power supply is needed.
With the 4-Core Broadcom BCM2711 the processor performance is increased to 1.5Ghz.
|Raspberry Pi 4B||Raspberry Pi 3B+||Raspberry 3B|
|CPU||Broadcom BCM2711, Cortex-A72 Quad Core 64-bit 1.5GHz||Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 Quad Core 64-bit 1.4GHz||Broadcom BCM2837, Cortex-A53 Quad Core 64-bit 1.2GHz|
|GPU||VideoCore VI with OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics||VideoCore IV with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics||VideoCore IV with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics|
|RAM||1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM*||1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM||1GB DDR2 RAM|
|Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet||2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, Gigabit Ethernet||2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, 300Mbps Ethernet||802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, BLE, 100Mbps Ethernet|
|USB||2 × USB 3.0 Ports; 2 × USB 2.0 Ports||4 × USB 2.0 Ports||4 × USB 2.0 Ports|
|GPIO||Standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)||Extended 40 pin GPIO header||Extended 40 pin GPIO header|
|HDMI||2 × micro-HDMI Ports (up to 4kp60 supported)||1 × Standard HDMI Port||1 × Standard HDMI Port|
|Display, Camera||2-lane MIPI DSI Display Port, 2-lane MIPI CSI Camera Port||MIPI DSI Display Port, MIPI CSI Camera Port||MIPI DSI Display Port, MIPI CSI Camera Port|
|Further Connections||4-pole stereo audio and composite video port||4-pole stereo audio and composite video port||4-pole stereo audio and composite video port|
|Codecs||H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)||H264 (1080p30 decode, 1080p30 encode)||H264 (1080p30 decode, 1080p30 encode)|
|SD-Slot||Micro-SD card slot||Micro-SD card slot||Micro-SD card slot|
|Power Supply||5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*²) or 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*²), PoE||5V DC via micro-USB connector (minimum 2.5A) or 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 2.5A), PoE||5V DC via micro-USB connector (minimum 2.5A) or 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 2.5A)|
*Currently we sell all versions except the 1GB one, depending on stock.
*² A good quality 2.5A power supply can be used if downstream USB peripherals consume less than 500mA in total.
The right case for your Pi 4
We now also offer a suitable case for the Raspberry Pi 4. Based on the HifiBerry Universal Case, this version has been adapted to the new requirements of the Pi 4. It is compatible with all HiFiBerry HAT boards, including the DAC+, DAC+ Pro, Digi+, Digi+ Pro and AMP2.
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