Discover Raspberry Pi 4 Versions

Explore the range of Raspberry Pi 4 models and find the perfect one for your projects. Get all the details here

Discover Raspberry Pi 4 Versions
Raspberry Pi 4 Versions

Raspberry pi 4 versions

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2GB)
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB)
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (8GB)
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module 4 (CM4)




Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2GB):

This is the base model with 2GB of LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM. It's suitable for basic computing tasks and projects.

Released in June 2019, it was the initial version of the Raspberry Pi 4.

Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (64-bit) at 1.5 GHz.

Memory (RAM): 2GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM.

Video Output: 2 × micro HDMI ports (supporting up to 4K resolution).

Audio: 3.5mm analog audio/video jack, HDMI audio output.

USB Ports: 2 × USB 3.0 ports, 2 × USB 2.0 ports.

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0.

Storage: MicroSD card slot.

GPIO: 40-pin GPIO header for external device connections.

Power Supply: 5V/3A via USB-C connector.

Display/Graphics: H.265 (4Kp60 decode), H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode), OpenGL ES 3.0.

Operating System: Supports various OS, including Raspberry Pi OS and Linux distributions.

Dimensions: 85.6mm x 56.5mm.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE HAT support (requires additional accessory).



Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB):

This model comes with 4GB of RAM, providing more memory for multitasking and running more resource-intensive applications.

Released alongside the 2GB model in June 2019.

Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (64-bit) at 1.5 GHz.

Memory (RAM): 4GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM.

Video Output: 2 × micro HDMI ports (supporting up to 4K resolution).

Audio: 3.5mm analog audio/video jack, HDMI audio output.

USB Ports: 2 × USB 3.0 ports, 2 × USB 2.0 ports.

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0.

Storage: MicroSD card slot.

GPIO: 40-pin GPIO header for external device connections.

Power Supply: 5V/3A via USB-C connector.

Display/Graphics: H.265 (4Kp60 decode), H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode), OpenGL ES 3.0.

Operating System: Supports various OS, including Raspberry Pi OS and Linux distributions.

Dimensions: 85.6mm x 56.5mm.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE HAT support (requires additional accessory).




Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (8GB):

The 8GB version is the highest-end model of the Raspberry Pi 4, featuring 8GB of RAM for demanding tasks and larger projects.

It was introduced in May 2020, offering even more memory for users.

Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (64-bit) at 1.5 GHz.

Memory (RAM): 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM.

Video Output: 2 × micro HDMI ports (supporting up to 4K resolution).

Audio: 3.5mm analog audio/video jack, HDMI audio output.

USB Ports: 2 × USB 3.0 ports, 2 × USB 2.0 ports.

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0.

Storage: MicroSD card slot.

GPIO: 40-pin GPIO header for external device connections.

Power Supply: 5V/3A via USB-C connector.

Display/Graphics: H.265 (4Kp60 decode), H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode), OpenGL ES 3.0.

Operating System: Supports various OS, including Raspberry Pi OS and Linux distributions.

Dimensions: 85.6mm x 56.5mm.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE HAT support (requires additional accessory).




Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module 4 (CM4):

Unlike the traditional Raspberry Pi form factor, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is designed for industrial applications and custom PCB designs. It's more compact and lacks built-in connectors.

Announced in October 2020, the Compute Module 4 is a versatile option for embedded systems.

Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (64-bit) at 1.5 GHz.

Memory (RAM): Various options, including 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM.

Storage: eMMC Flash options: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB, plus a MicroSD card slot for additional storage.

Video Output: Supports up to two 4K displays via HDMI and/or MIPI DSI.

Audio: Supports audio over HDMI and features a 3.5mm analog audio jack.

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (via PCIe), optional Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth modules.

USB Ports: 1 × USB 3.0 port, 2 × USB 2.0 ports (via onboard hub).

GPIO: 40-pin GPIO header for external device connections.

Power Supply: 5V/3A via USB-C connector.

Operating System: Supports various operating systems, including Raspberry Pi OS and Linux distributions.

Dimensions: 55mm x 40mm.

Camera and Display Interfaces: MIPI CSI-2 camera interface and MIPI DSI display interface.

Expansion: PCIe Gen 2 x1 interface for additional connectivity.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE support available via an additional Compute Module 4 PoE board.




Overview of Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is a credit card-sized, single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It succeeded the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and introduced significant improvements in performance, connectivity, and versatility. Here's a concise introduction to the Raspberry Pi 4:

  1. Compact & Affordable: Affordable yet powerful computing in a compact size, suitable for various projects.
  1. CPU & GPU: Features a quad-core Broadcom BCM2711 ARM Cortex-A72 CPU at 1.5 GHz and a VideoCore VI GPU for multimedia and graphics.
  1. Memory Options: Available with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM for tailored performance.
  1. Video Output: Supports dual 4K video via two micro HDMI ports, ideal for multimedia and desktop computing.
  1. USB Ports: Includes two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports for versatile peripheral connectivity
  1. Networking: Equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and onboard wireless (2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi) with Bluetooth 5.0.
  1. GPIO Pins: Offers a 40-pin GPIO header for DIY projects and sensor interfacing.
  1. Operating System: Officially supported by Raspberry Pi OS but compatible with various Linux distributions.
  1. Use Cases: Suitable for desktop computing, media centers, web servers, home automation, IoT, and education.
  1. Community & Resources: Backed by a vibrant Raspberry Pi community with extensive online support and tutorials.

The Raspberry Pi 4's affordability, performance, and versatility make it a popular choice among hobbyists, educators, and makers worldwide.