Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4 vs Raspberry Pi 3B+

Design Spark has compared two great Raspberry Pi products – Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 3B+.

With a Broadcom BCM2711, 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) processor running 1.5GHz at its heart, the Pi 4 isn’t just 15 times faster than the original Raspberry Pi, it also has the ability to outperform a number of well-known budget desktop PC’s.

So what else is new in the Raspberry Pi 4? Has it really taken a significant step up from the Raspberry Pi 3B+ and can it actually be ready to replace your desktop PC altogether?

Our good friends at pi-top have taken a closer look, as TV’s Jason Bradbury joins pi-top’s VP of Technology Wil Bennett to provide a detailed review of the latest member of the Pi family.

Raspberry Pi 4 B

Raspberry Pi3B+



Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)


Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837B0   (Cortex A-53)


1 – 4GB DDR4 1GB DDR2


400 MHz VideoCore IV 500 MHz VideoCore VI

Video Out

dual micro HDMI ports single HDMI port

Max resolution

4K 60 Hz + 1080p or

2x 4K 30 Hz

2560 x 1600

USB Ports

2x USB 3.0 / 2x USB 2.0 4x USB 2.0

Wired Networking

Gigabit Ethernet

330 Mbps Ethernet


802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz),

Bluetooth 5.0

802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz),

Bluetooth 4.1

Charging Port

USB Type-C micro USB

Input Power

3A, 5V 2.5A, 5V


3.5 x 2.3 x 0.76 inches
(88 x 58 x 19.5mm)
3.2 x 2.2 x 0.76 inches

(82 x 56 x 19.5mm)


0.1 pounds (46 grams) 0.11 pounds (50 grams)


Extended 40-pin GPIO header Extended 40-pin GPIO header


$35 (1GB), $45 (2GB), $55 (4GB) $35

Production Lifetime

At least January 2026 At least January 2023

OKdo still have limited stock available to purchase if you would like to get your hands on the latest version of the Raspberry Pi and get started on a project.

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