Raspberry Pi was firstly launched on February 29, 2012, so Raspberry Pi’s eighth birthday is just in two days. Congratulations and happy birthday!
It is no doubt in 2019, Raspberry Pi Foundations has brought us with Raspberry Pi 4 in a surprise. Raspberry Pi 4 was released eight months ago with versions of 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB RAM, a faster quad-core CPU, dual displays support at resolutions up to 4K, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C power.
What did Raspberry Pi do for the improvement on Pi 4?
- Better CPU = Better processing and performance speeds.
- Can support 2 4K monitors
- USB 3.0 and USB type C power supply.
- More ports
- More memory for your projects.
Let’s also take a look at the differences between the Pi 4 and Pi 3+ in details. For more comparison, please check Raspberry Pi 4 vs Pi 3 – All the Major Differences.
Specs and Features Comparison：Raspberry Pi 4 VS. Raspberry Pi 3 B+
|Raspberry Pi 4||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|SoC||Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz||Broadcom BCM2837B0|
quad-core A53 (ARMv8) 64-bi @ 1.4GHz
|GPU||Broadcom VideoCore VI||Broadcom|
|RAM||1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM||1 GB LPDDR2 SDRAM|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, BLE||Bluetooth 4.2, BLE|
|Display & audio port||2 × micro-HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm analog audio-video jack||Full size – HDMI, 3.5 mm analog audio-video jack,|
|USB||2x USB 3.0 + 2x USB 2.0||4x USB 2.0|
|Ethernet||Native Gigabit Ethernet||300 Mbps Giga Ethernet|
|H.265 4Kp60, H.264 1080p60||H.264 & MPEG-4 1080p30|
|5V via USB type-C up to 3A and|
GPIO header up to 3A
|5V via micro USB up to2.5A and GPIO header up to 3A|
|Expansion||40-pin GPIO header||40-pin GPIO header|
|Wifi||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN|
|Storage||microSD card||microSD card|
|Price||$35 – 1 GB RAM|
$35 (used to $45) – 2 GB RAM
$55 – 4 GB RAM
|$35 – 1 GB RAM|
As you can see from the table, the Raspberry Pi 4 is an upgrade in every spec compared to the Raspberry Pi model 3B+. (Bolded = Better specs).
Raspberry Pi now should be a must choice for makers, tinkers, and developers now. Through the comparison between Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3 B+, it is clear that you can expect a much faster speed and performance increase to your projects. For example, you can expect faster tablets, double 4K screens on your Raspberry Pi computer and even be able to play with your Artificial intelligence project.
We also recommend you check the top 20 Raspberry Pi 4 Projects ideas to get started with your Raspberry Pi 4 more quickly.
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