Featuring a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor running at 2.4GHz, Raspberry Pi 5 delivers a 2-3x increase in CPU performance relative to Raspberry Pi 4! Raspberry Pi 5 also brings with it a huge list of great new features and improvements, making this the best Raspberry Pi yet!
Welcome to the latest generation of Raspberry Pi: the everything computer.
Psst...we also sell a handy Raspberry Pi 5 Starter Kit with everything you need to get up and running!
2-3x CPU performance increase
The new 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor at the heart of Raspberry Pi 5 runs at 2.4GHz with cryptography extensions, 512KB per-core L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache.
This new Broadcom BCM2712 SoC (System on Chip) provides a 2-3x increase in performance over the previous generation of Raspberry Pi!
Improved graphics performance with dual 4Kp60 display output
Raspberry Pi 5 delivers a substantial uplift in graphics performance from the 800MHz VideoCore VII GPU, connected to the BCM2712 via PCI Express.
This allows Raspberry Pi 5 to offer full dual 4Kp60 display output via micro HDMI. These performance improvements provide a smooth desktop experience whilst browsing the internet and streaming videos.
Enhanced I/O capabilities including PCI-E!
For the first time, this is a full-size Raspberry Pi computer using silicon built in-house at Raspberry Pi.
The RP1 "southbridge" provides the bulk of the I/O capabilities for Raspberry Pi 5, and delivers a step change in peripheral performance and functionality.
- Aggregate USB bandwidth is more than doubled, yielding faster transfer speeds to external UAS drives and other high-speed peripherals
- Peak MicroSD card performance is doubled, through support for the SDR104 high-speed mode
- Single-lane PCI Express 2.0 interface, providing support for high-bandwidth peripherals.
...including dual camera/display (CSI/DSI) ports!
The RP1 also delivers a pair of four-lane 1.5Gbps MIPI transceivers, tripling total bandwidth and enabling new dual CSI/DSI ports supporting any combination of up to two cameras or displays. We have a tutorial showing you how to use two camera modules with Raspberry Pi 5 here!
This, along with the image performance improvements from the rearchitected Raspberry Pi Image Signal Processor (ISP), opens your Raspberry Pi up to new project opportunities and huge improvements for those using Raspberry Pi 5 for commercial and industrial applications.
Power button (finally!)
Makers and enthusiasts have been asking for a dedicated onboard power button on the Raspberry Pi for as long as we can remember - and Raspberry Pi 5 finally delivers this much-requested convenience!
Real-time clock (RTC)
A real-time clock (RTC) is built into the board, allowing you to maintain time/date information even when you power off or aren't connected to the internet (when a backup battery is connected).
A dedicated header on the board has been added to allow the use of a backup battery for the RTC (battery available separately). A lithium battery with a compatible header will be available on, or shortly after, the launch of Raspberry Pi 5.
Dedicated fan header
Raspberry Pi 5 includes a new dedicated fan header to the right of the familiar GPIO pin header, allowing you to connect and run a cooling fan without interfering with your GPIO-connected devices. Now you can add HATs and other hardware without workarounds to connect a fan.
Dedicated UART header
Another handy addition to Raspberry Pi 5 is the dedicated UART header. Now you can debug and control your Raspberry Pi 5 headlessly and without interfering with your GPIO pins.
This dedicated UART header also allows debugging from boot, and is designed to be used with the Raspberry Pi Debug probe for quick, convenient debugging.
Plus other improvements and changes
- Mounting holes for coolers/heatsinks (designed for the Raspberry Pi Active Cooler)
- Composite video header
- Memory indication markers for easy board RAM identification
- Unique board ID number on the board and packaging
- Relocated PoE header
- Audio jack removed
- Flush(ish) underside to GPIO pins
- Metal supporting tabs to protect components on the underside
Raspberry Pi 5 Specifications
- 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with cryptography extensions
- 512KB per-core L2 caches
- 2MB shared L3 cache
- VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
- Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support
- 4Kp60 HEVC decoder
- LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB available at launch)
- Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®
- Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- MicroSD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
- 2x USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires separate Pi5-specific PoE+ HAT)
- 2x 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
- PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)
- 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
- Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin GPIO header
- Real-time clock (RTC), powered from an external battery (available separately)
- Power button
Raspberry Pi 5 Technical Drawing
Raspberry Pi 5 Resources
- Launch blog post
- Eben Upton introduction video
- Product Brief
- Compliance Information
- Raspberry Pi Imager
- 4GB: 5056561803319
- 8GB: 5056561803326
- 4GB: SC1111
- 8GB: SC1112
- 1x Raspberry Pi 5 board (select RAM option before adding to cart)
Power supply, MicroSD card, case and other accessories are NOT included
Raspberry Pi 5 FAQ
When are you shipping Raspberry Pi 5 boards?
- Boards are now in stock and shipping as pre-order is now complete!
- What else will I need to get up and running?
- For a full desktop setup, you will also need a MicroSD card, USB-C 5V 5A power supply, Micro-HDMI cable, monitor and a keyboard/mouse.
- Many of us already have spare keyboards and MicroSD cards, so you may not need all of these items
Can I use a Raspberry Pi 4 power supply with the Raspberry Pi 5?
- Yes, however this will limit the current available to USB ports/devices. We recommend customers use the Raspberry Pi 27W USB-C power supply.
Will my existing HATs work with Raspberry Pi 5?
- Whilst the way the IO is handled is different with Raspberry Pi 5, GPIO pins and connected devices should work the same way
- In their testing, Raspberry Pi couldn't find a HAT that didn't work as expected, however please raise a forum post in the relevant section if you discover issues using your HAT with Raspberry Pi 5
Can I use a Raspberry Pi 4 case with Raspberry Pi 5?
- No. Raspberry Pi 5 has swapped the USB ports and Ethernet port locations, as well as a few other changes such as the removal of the audio jack and the addition of new connectors. Grab a Raspberry Pi 5 case here.
Can I use my existing Camera/Display (CSI/DSI) cable with Raspberry Pi 5?
- No. The CSI/DSI display ports are now in a smaller format. These smaller ports have a specific pin arrangement and require the new cables released by Raspberry Pi
- Please note that Raspberry Pi are offering dedicated camera adapter or display adapter cables for Raspberry Pi 5. They cannot be used for both devices. Cables are clearly labelled either 'DISPLAY' or 'CAMERA'
- The camera modules and displays themselves are 100% compatible with Raspberry Pi 5 - you just need the new cables to use them.
Can I use an existing Raspberry Pi 4 MicroSD card/image with Raspberry Pi 5?
- Whilst it might be possible on a 64-bit image by replacing the kernel and Device Tree files (if you know what you're doing), we don't recommend it. Use Raspberry Pi imager to burn a new Pi5-ready image and avoid potential gremlins!
Raspberry Pi 5 Priority Boarding
Print subscribers will receive an email (potentially up to a few days after the launch of Raspberry Pi 5) with a unique code and link, which will take you to this page to pre-order and pay for your Raspberry Pi 5 board.
Priority Boarding pre-orders will be shipped as soon as we receive stock from Raspberry Pi, which is currently scheduled for the end of October.