Raspberry Pi 5 Benchmarks: Significantly Better Performance, Improved I/O
It was a mighty fine showing out of the Raspberry Pi 5 often coming neck-and-neck or outperforming the octa-core Orange Pi 5.
Overall the Raspberry Pi 5 is a big upgrade over the Raspberry Pi 4. The Raspberry Pi 5 delivers significantly better performance than the Raspberry Pi 4 that opens the door to many new opportunities with this low-cost Arm single board computer platform. The performance upgrade is huge with the four Cortex-A76 cores that clock up to 2.4GHz. But as shown in the benchmarks some SBCs like the Orange Pi 5 that utilize a big.LITTLE design to provide more cores can outperform the Raspberry Pi 5 still in some areas. But with the Raspberry Pi 5 is the more robust developer community and a plethora of accessories and support with the Raspberry Pi platform. In addition to the much-improved performance, the Raspberry Pi 5 features a new in-house southbridge for better I/O connectivity, PCI Express 2.0 x1, and other upgrades to round out the package. At just a $5 premium over the standard Raspberry Pi 4 pricing, the Raspberry Pi 5 is a very worthy upgrade -- assuming the retail availability proves to be robust and at expected pricing levels.
Thanks to Raspberry Pi for sending out the Raspberry Pi 5 for some launch-day testing and stay tuned for more performance benchmarks coming up on Phoronix.
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