In the rumor mill there has long been the assumption that there will soon be a new version of the Raspberry Pi 4 with improved hardware. Now it’s official – and the fans seem to be excited.
Raspberry Pi 4: New version with 8 GB RAM presented
With the Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi Foundation fulfilled a few long-awaited wishes of the fans. In addition to a second display connection and a USB 3.0 port, the mini computer was also offered for the first time with a full 4 GB of RAM. With these changes, the new Pi could almost serve as a replacement for a home office computer – we also noticed this in the test.
After a USB bug was removed by a revision, the Pi now receives another hardware upgrade that has it all. The Raspberry Pi 4 is now also available in a version with a total of 8 GB of RAM and costs around 80 euros in Germany. This makes the new model around 20 euros more expensive than the 4 GB variant.
The announcement is very popular on Twitter. At the current time, the corresponding tweet has been retweeted over 2,000 times and provided with more than 4,000 “likes”:
New Raspberry Pi 4: Who is it worth buying the 8 GB model for?
The big question is: does the memory upgrade really add value for users? After all, Raspbian is a 32-bit system that can provide a process with a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. The unsatisfactory answer: yes and no. In most cases, you will not be able to expect a noticeable leap in performance. The first test by Tom “Hardware.
Here’s how the Raspberry Pi 4 was officially launched:
Nevertheless, a look can be worthwhile for one or the other user. If you would like to use your Pi as a desktop replacement and always have many tabs open in Chrome (which are conveniently handled as individual processes), use a VM or want to set up the additional RAM as a RAM disk, you can definitely benefit here.
In addition, the development of a 64-bit version of the Raspberry Pi OS continues to advance, which will make better use of the additional RAM.