The Raspberry Pi single-board computer is a very interesting device. With the help of a small single-board computer with complete functions, we can use the Raspberry Pi to build much interesting content.
Raspberry Pi usually provides 2GB and 4GB of memory, but for professional users, this memory may not be enough, some complex tasks will take up more memory.
For this reason, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the launch of a new version based on the Pi 4 of the Raspberry Pi, which has 8GB of memory to meet the computing needs of more high-memory tasks.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation said that since the launch of Pi 4, the Foundation has been paying attention to the 8GB memory version, but it lacks the required 8GB LPDDR4 package.
At the beginning of the year, storage device manufacturer Micron Technology has introduced this memory package, so the Raspberry Pi Foundation is also actively approaching to complete the development of the new version.
The 8GB RAM version of the Pi 4 is not much different from the previous version. The only change besides the increase in memory is the addition of a new power switch next to the USB-C power supply.
Of course, it is only to improve the switch style, so there will be no essential difference from the previous version, there is no difference in hardware, and software needs to introduce 64-bit system support.
In terms of price, the Raspberry Pi 4 2GB memory version is $35, the Pi 4 4GB memory version is $55, and the new Pi 4 8GB memory version is $75.
Raspberry Pi devices are based on the ARM architecture, so there is no problem with operating system compatibility. Currently, Windows 10 and most Linux already support the Raspberry Pi.
In addition, the name of the operating system still needs to be mentioned, the official version of the Raspberry Pi system, whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit, is now named Raspberry Pi OS version.
The official operating system of the Raspberry Pi is based on Debian, so it was previously called Raspbian. The 64-bit Raspberry Pi operating system can be found here.