The Raspberry Pi Foundation is now releasing 70,000 Raspberry Pi 5s per week
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has increased the production of Raspberry Pi 5 to 70,000 copies per week, and in the near future the organization intends to increase this value to 90,000.
However, at this time all the fifth generation microcomputers in the US were sold out, they were only in the warehouses of retail outlets in the UK. Previously, all versions of the Raspberry Pi were in short supply except for the Raspberry Pi Pico.
Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton posted a photo from inside the microcomputer manufacturing facility showing dozens of racks filled with finished Raspberry Pi 5. The devices are about to be tested and packaged for shipment.
Sony operates a Raspberry Pi manufacturing plant in Pencoed, Wales. According to Upton, the process is fully automated: from testing to packaging, everything is done by machine.
The CEO of the organization could not share the exact amount of weekly production of the Raspberry Pi 4, but he estimated it compared to the Raspberry Pi 5. He also promised that the Raspberry Pi Foundation will maintain an intensive production pace until it achieves a significant increase in the supply of microcomputers. computers in warehouses.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is now available at all verified Tom’s Hardware locations in the US and UK. Given that the Pi 5 with 4GB and 8GB of RAM costs only $5 more than the previous model, most individual manufacturers have opted for the latest iteration.
Raspberry Pi 5 was introduced last September, the device is based on the BCM2712 chip. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the new version of the microcomputer is 2-3 times more productive than the Raspberry Pi 4. The Raspberry Pi 5 offers faster USB and Wi-Fi speeds, as well as the ability to connect solid-state drives. The cost of versions with 4 GB and 8 GB was $40 and $60.