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Raspberry Pi 4 is now available with 8GB RAM

The first generation Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBC) were released back in February 2012, and featured just 512 MB RAM. Since then, SBCs have come a long way and now the Raspberry Pi 4 has been made available with 8GB of memory.

8GB is a lot of RAM for such a tiny computer – matching some smartphones and even laptops. To make use of this increased memory capacity, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an early beta 64-bit version of their operating system, since 64-bit is required to utilise this much memory. Other than the memory update, the SBC’s specifications are identical to the other Raspberry Pi 4 boards with less RAM.

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In its blog post  discussing the release of the 8 GB model, the Raspberry Pi Foundation said that “the BCM2711 chip that we use on Raspberry Pi 4 can address up to 16GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM”. It might be difficult to imagine, but according to the blog post it’s theoretically possible that a Raspberry Pi 4 with 16 GB will be released in the future.

The Raspberry Pi 4 equipped with 8GB RAM can be found with a price tag of about £70 at UK retailers.

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