Here’s a slice of juicy news for single-board computing (SBC) fans amongst you: the Raspberry Pi 4 is now available with 8GB RAM.
Yes, 8GB. That’s double the max memory that had, until now, been available.
The Raspberry Pi 4 launched just under a year ago and is, to quote our own headline of the time, it’s a beast of a SBC. Now it boasts double the memory to play with the potential possibilities and capabilities provided just increased substantially.
— though so has the price.
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8GB RAM costs from $75. This makes it the most expensive Raspberry Pi ever released. But still pretty cheap.
But it’s also the most powerful.
“The real barrier to our offering a larger-memory variant was the lack of an 8GB LPDDR4 package. These didn’t exist […] in 2019, but happily our partners at Micron stepped up earlier this year with a suitable part,” explains Pi chief Eben Upton.
The processor used in the Raspberry Pi 4 can support up to 16GB of memory in total, so while 8GB is a welcome boon …It’s not the absolute max.
I can’t think of a single other computer available for under $100 that boasts 8GB RAM — heck, most Chromebooks still don’t!
Interested? You’ll find a link to the new model below. Availability may/will vary depending on your location (and if they sell as fast as the 4GB model, you’re going to need to be quick):
Question now is …would a model with 16GB RAM be overkill? Let me know in the space below!