Raspberry Pi 5 release and info-beamer information

The Pi 5 will be released next month.

  • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
  • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI® display output with HDR support
  • 4Kp60 HEVC decoder
  • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB SKUs available at launch)
  • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • microSD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
  • 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation
  • 2 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires separate PoE+ HAT)
  • 2 × 4-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
  • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires separate M.2 HAT or other adapter)
  • 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
  • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
  • Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery
  • Power button

Similarly to the change from Pi3 → Pi4 there’s probably a ton of internal differences that will not make it possible to run info-beamer OS out of the box:

  • There doesn’t seem to be a H264 hardware decoder any more, so the existing method of decoding that will have to be completely rewritten and probably unified with how HEVC/H265 now works.
  • HDR seems interesting. Not sure yet how all that will work
  • Lots of other unknowns

There is no release date for anything yet. Any news will be posted here.


Hi Florian,

Deeply interested in Pi5 side-by-side playback of 4K video (for my stereoscopic video projection).

Would this be doable?



Pics of my projector setup and newly painted screens:

No idea, to be honest. I don’t expect anything to be usable before next year and there’s a lot of changes required to make the video decoding work on the Pi5 at all.