Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
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Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) vs Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0). Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
06/2019
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Released
02/2016
Overall score
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)

What's the best choice Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) or Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) has a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 7.5 W. Released in 06/2019.

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has a maximum frequency of 1.40 GHz. 4 Cores. Power consumption of 7 W. Released in 02/2016.

Differences

  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    1658 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 7% better clock speed

    1.50 GHz left arrow 1.40 GHz

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    1257 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    1254 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1628 place
  • Performance per watt

    About 0.93 times less performance per watt

    7 W left arrow 7.5 W

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    1646 place

Specifications

Technical data
Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Segment
    Desktop / Server left arrow Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Broadcom BCM left arrow Broadcom BCM
  • Generation
    4 left arrow 3
  • CPU group
    Broadcom BCM2711 left arrow Broadcom BCM2837B0
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • Frequency
    1.50 GHz left arrow 1.40 GHz
  • CPU Cores
    4 left arrow 4
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • CPU Threads
    4 left arrow 4
  • Turbo (4 Cores)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • Hyperthreading
    No left arrow No
  • Overclocking
    Yes left arrow Yes
  • Core architecture
    normal left arrow normal
  • A core
    4x Cortex-A72 left arrow 4x Cortex-A53
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Broadcom VideoCore VI left arrow Broadcom VideoCore 5
  • GPU frequency
    0.50 GHz left arrow 0.40 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    No turbo left arrow No turbo
  • Execution units
    4 left arrow 2
  • Shader
    64 left arrow 24
  • Max. GPU Memory
    2 GB left arrow 1 GB
  • Max. displays
    2 left arrow 2
  • Generation
    6 left arrow 5
  • Technology
    28 nm left arrow 40 nm
  • Release date
    06/2019 left arrow 02/2016
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode left arrow No
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode left arrow No
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode left arrow No
  • VP8
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • AV1
    No left arrow No
  • AVC
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) and Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711). Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    left arrow LPDDR2
  • Max. Memory
    8192 GB left arrow 1024 GB
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • Memory channels
    1 left arrow 1
Encryption
  • AES-NI
    No left arrow No
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) and Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    7.5 W left arrow 7 W
  • TDP down
    3 W left arrow 4 W
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) and Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711), virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    None left arrow None
  • L2-Cache
    1.00 MB left arrow 0.50 MB
  • Architecture
    Cortex-A72 left arrow Cortex-A15
  • Technology
    28 nm left arrow 40 nm
  • Socket
    N/A left arrow N/A
  • Release date
    06/2019 left arrow 02/2016

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711) and Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0).

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
The performance of the iGPU - the internal GPU in games

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