Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) vs Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) CPU1 vs CPU2 Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)

CPU comparison

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) or Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.40 GHz. Up to 8 GB of memory is supported in 1 memory channels. The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) was released in Q3/2023.

The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) was released in 06/2019.
Broadcom BCM (3) Family Broadcom BCM (3)
Broadcom BCM2712 (1) CPU group Broadcom BCM2711 (1)
5 Generation 4
Cortex-A76 Architecture Cortex-A72
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Predecessor Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
-- Successor Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is 1.00 GHz (2.40 GHz) while the Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) is at 1.50 GHz.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
1.00 GHz Frequency 1.50 GHz
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Hailo-8L AI hardware --
Expansion: AI-Kit Hailo-8L @ 13 TOPS (2.3 watts) AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) or Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Broadcom VideoCore VII GPU Broadcom VideoCore VI
0.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.50 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation 6
16 nm Technology 28 nm
2 Max. displays 2
8 Compute units 4
128 Shader 64
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
4 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Broadcom VideoCore VII GPU Broadcom VideoCore VI
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) can use up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 17.1 GB/s. The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) supports up to 8 GB of memory in 1 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
LPDDR4X-4266 Memory LPDDR4-3200
8 GB Max. Memory 8 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 1 (Single Channel)
17.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s
No ECC No
2.00 MB L2 Cache 1.00 MB
2.00 MB L3 Cache --
2.0 PCIe version --
4 PCIe lanes --
2.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is 12 W, while the Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has a TDP of 7.5 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
12 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 7.5 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 3 W
88 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) is manufactured in 16 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) is manufactured in 28 nm and has a 1.00 MB cache.

Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Characteristic Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
16 nm Technology 28 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
Armv8-A (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) Armv8-A (64 bit)
-- ISA extensions --
-- Socket --
None Virtualization None
No AES-NI No
Windows 11 (ARM), Linux Operating systems Windows 11 (ARM), Linux
Q3/2023 Release date 06/2019
79 $ Release price 35 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) (35%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) (37%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
574 (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
202 (35%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1635 (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
601 (37%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
Broadcom VideoCore VII @ 0.80 GHz
120 (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Broadcom VideoCore VI @ 0.50 GHz
32 (27%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
787 (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712) Raspberry Pi 5 B (Broadcom BCM2712)
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1747 (100%)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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