Raspberry Pi 5 Availability, Specs, Pricing: The Most In-Depth Analysis

Raspberry Pi 5 Availability, Specs, Pricing: The Most In-Depth Analysis



Rumors about the Raspberry Pi 5 have been circulating for quite some time. Finally, official information about its availability has been released. In this post, we've compiled the most important information about the upcoming model, including what we know, what we don't know, and what it means for you.

Here's the good news: While we originally expected the Raspberry Pi 5 to be released in 2023, rumors suggested a delay to 2024. However, the official news confirms that it will be released by the end of October 2023!

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Raspberry Pi 5 Predicted Release Date

We know that the Raspberry Pi 5 will be released in October, but the exact release date is not yet known. The official announcement only mentions the month. However, the pre-order listings on the Raspberry Pi 5 selling platforms indicate that delivery will take place during the week of October 23, which leads us to predict that the release date will be October 23. However, the official Raspberry Pi Foundation will decide the exact release date, so it's just a guess. However, with the superior performance of the new generation, it's no big surprise that every electronics enthusiast can't wait to see what the new Raspberry Pi 5 has in store for us.


Raspberry Pi 5 Specs

Raspberry Pi has consistently improved each new iteration of its system with significant enhancements while keeping costs low due to the simplicity of its components. Given this track record, we expect the next version of its system, silicon-up, to be significantly better.

These predictions have been validated, as the Raspberry Pi 5 will feature a 64-bit ARM Cortex A76, 2.4 GHz quad-core processor designed in-house, which is a significant improvement over the 1.5 GHz processor in the 2019 Raspberry Pi 4. This demonstrates the company's consistent progress (as reflected in the table below) and doubles the available processing power.

In addition, the new processor is not only faster but also more power efficient, resulting in better efficiency in terms of dollars per watt and lower operating temperatures.

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Raspberry Pi Product Series CPU Specs


Raspberry Pi Model


Raspberry Pi 1B

1x ARM1176JFZ-S 700 MHz

Raspberry Pi 2B

4x Cortex A7 – 900 MHz

Raspberry Pi 3B

4x Cortex A53 – 1.2 GHz

Raspberry Pi 3B+

4x Cortex A53 – 1.4 GHz

Raspberry Pi 4B

4x Cortex A72 – 1.5 GHz (boosted to 1.8 GHz with Bullseye)

Raspberry Pi 5B

4x Cortex A76 – 2.4 GHz



What makes Raspberry Pi 5 CPU stand out?

According to Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the upcoming Raspberry Pi 5B will feature significant improvements in CPU, RAM, and connectivity. The new version will feature a powerful CPU supported by a VIDEOCORE VII GPU and two four-lane 1.5Gbps MIPI transceivers. This will enable the Pi 5 to drive two display outputs with HDR support and connect up to two cameras. All this from such a small device is quite impressive.


In terms of memory, the Raspberry Pi 5B will offer up to 8GB of LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM. While this isn't the expected LPDDR5 SDRAM, it is faster and more power-efficient than the previous version's 8GB LPDDR4 SDRAM.


What are the SKU versions available for the Raspberry Pi 5?

Among other features, the upcoming Raspberry Pi 5 will be available in both 4GB and 8GB versions, making it more versatile and useful for different needs and budgets. Notably, the board will also feature an on-board power button and a single-lane PCIe port to support PCIe and NVMe devices. While this will allow high-bandwidth peripherals to connect to the Pi 5, an adapter will be required to use it, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


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Broadcom BCM2712 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU with cryptography extensions, 512KB per-core L2 caches, and a 2MB shared L3 cache


VideoCore VII GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2

Display Output

Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support

Video Decoder

4Kp60 HEVC decoder


LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB SKUs available at launch)

Wireless Connectivity

Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)


microSD card slot with support for high-speed SDR104 mode

USB Ports

2 × USB 3.0 ports supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation, 2 × USB 2.0 ports


Gigabit Ethernet with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT)

Camera/Display Interfaces

2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers

Peripheral Interface

PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)

Power Supply

5V/5A DC power via USB-C with Power Delivery support

GPIO Header

Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header

Real-time Clock (RTC)

Powered from an external battery

Power Button




About Raspberry Pi 5 Pricing

The Raspberry Pi 5 is expected to be priced slightly higher than previous models due to performance and specification improvements. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the exact pricing for the Pi 5, which is as follows: $60 for the 4GB variant and $80 for the 8GB variant. In addition, accessories such as the Raspberry Pi Case and Raspberry Pi Active Cooler are available for $10 and $45 respectively.

The Pi 5 is priced higher than the Pi 4, which costs $55 for the 4GB variant and $75 for the 8GB variant. However, since the release of the Raspberry Pi 1B, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has made an effort to maintain a consistent starting price for all new devices released in the B category, starting at $35.

The new iteration of the Raspberry Pi 5 is expected to have significant improvements, including 8-16GB of RAM, 4x USB 3 ports, and an eMMC slot. For all you DIY computer hardware hobbyists out there, be patient because the Raspberry Pi 5 is coming soon, and if all goes according to plan, it won't be long before it's available.

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Will the Raspberry Pi 5 be out of stock like the Raspberry Pi 4 was before?

Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton said 2023 was a year of recovery due to supply chain issues and the global chip shortage, which affected tech companies around the world. However, 2023 is now back on track.

For the waning covid virus thing and the supply chain issues will be solved gradually, we can only have a first guess that it probably won't face supply shortage, but based on the raspberry pi 5's outstanding performance, it also won't be a surprise that it will run out of supply once the new-gen raspberry pi 5 products are put on the shelves.


Raspberry Pi Product Release History

Raspberry Pi model

Release date

Raspberry Pi 1B

June 2012

Raspberry Pi 1B+

July 2014

Raspberry Pi 2B

February 2015

Raspberry Pi 3B

February 2016

Raspberry Pi 3B+s

March 2018

Raspberry Pi 4B

June 2019

Raspberry Pi 5B

October 2023


Raspberry Pi 5 vs Raspberry Pi 4

If you are interested in the detailed differences between the Raspberry Pi 5 and Raspberry Pi 4, We have already illustrated the detailed comparisons in the article “Raspberry Pi 5 Vs Raspberry Pi 4: The Detailed Differences & Comparisons”, click here for more information.



Final Words

The Raspberry Pi 5 is just around the corner, and Elecrow will soon have a range of related products on the shelves.

Click here to pre-order the Raspberry Pi 5 and embark on a new journey of electronic exploration!

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