Raspberry Pi 5 – Review, Overclocking Settings And Comparison With Raspberry Pi 4
So in this post we have explained just how powerful the new Raspberry Pi 5 is and what makes it so special for the new and old users. We have also compared it to the previous– Raspberry pi 4 model. Now doubt Raspberry pi 4 has been great so far but Raspberry Pi 5 has totally nailed the game. Let’s review each of its features and specs one-by-one:
#1 Raspberry Pi 5 Overview
So, talking technically, the new Raspberry Pi 5 is the latest single-board computer but very powerful which is released in 2023 and has a significant upgrade over the previous Raspberry Pi 4 model which was also a very popular one backthen
New Raspberry Pi 5 features a new Broadcom BCM2713 quad-core Cortex-A78 processor running at 2.0GHz and tons of more. That has been quite an improvement from the BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor running at 1.5GHz in the Raspberry Pi 4. So our new Raspberry Pi 5 also has 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM, compared to the 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of RAM in the Raspberry Pi 4. That was just an overview– keep reading this post below and find out more.
The Raspberry Pi 5 also has a number of other improvements over the Raspberry Pi 4, including:
i) A new USB-C port for power and data
ii) A new HDMI 2.1 port for supporting higher resolutions with refresh rates
iii) A new PCIe 3.0 port for connecting faster expansion cards
iv) A dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for machine learning tasks
v) New Broadcom BCM2713 quad-core Cortex-A78 processor running at 2.0GHz
vi) 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM
#2 Here is how we could do overclocking the Raspberry Pi 5
Overclocking the Raspberry Pi 5 could improve its performance by increasing the CPU and GPU clock speeds. However, it is important to note that overclocking could also make the Raspberry Pi 5 more unstable and could reduce its lifespan.
To overclock the Raspberry Pi 5, we would need to edit the `config.txt` file. This file is located in the root directory of the microSD card that you are using to boot the Raspberry Pi 5.
To edit the `config.txt` file, we could use a text editor such as nano or vim. Once you have opened the file, scroll down to the following section:
i) Overclock Settings
In this section, you could add the following lines to overclock the Raspberry Pi 5:
So changing to see these settings would overclock the CPU to 2.2GHz and the GPU to 1.1GHz. Later on we could adjust these values to find the highest stable overclock settings for your Raspberry Pi 5. Once you have added the overclocking settings to the `config.txt` file, we would save the file and reboot your Raspberry Pi 5. The overclocking settings will be applied on reboot.
#3 Comparison of the Raspberry Pi 5 and Raspberry Pi 4
The following table compares the Raspberry Pi 5 and Raspberry Pi 4:
|Feature||Raspberry Pi 5||Raspberry Pi 4|
|Processor||Broadcom BCM2713 quad-core Cortex-A78 at 2.0GHz||Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 at 1.5GHz|
|RAM||4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB||1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB|
|Storage||MicroSD card||MicroSD card|
|Video output||Dual HDMI 2.1 ports||Dual micro HDMI ports|
|Audio output||3.5mm jack||3.5mm jack|
|USB ports||2x USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0||2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3||Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Neural processing unit (NPU)||Yes||No|
So our new Raspberry Pi 5 has been upgraded from the previous Raspberry Pi 4 and comes with significantly improved features such as faster CPU, more RAM, and a number of other improvements. If you are looking for the most powerful Raspberry Pi available, then the Raspberry Pi 5 is the best choice. But we should also understand that Raspberry Pi 5 is also more expensive than the Raspberry Pi 4. If you are on a budget, then the Raspberry Pi 4 still makes a solid and good choice. It is still a very powerful device and could handle most tasks that you would throw at it.