I’ve got a Raspberry 5, lets start experimenting

Last Updated or created 2023-11-09

So many things to try .. and probably buy.
I’m lucky to have this already, official it’s not even out yet.


  • Processor : Broadcom BCM2712 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, B with cryptography extensions, 512KB per-core L2 caches, and a 2MB shared L3 cache


  • 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

Some things come to mind to test:

  • Kubernetes
  • Dual Camera OpenCV – depthmap and more

You really want to use a case with an active blower to cool the rpi.

Measurements without cooling:

  • Power off – part most hot 28 degrees
  • Power on – Idle, around 40 degrees
  • Power on – Playing 4k for 5 minutes – 60+ degrees

Flir info https://www.henriaanstoot.nl/2023/06/05/checking-faulty-chips-hardware/

I didn’t have a image for Raspberry OS 5 at first, so I took a rpi 4 version and first replaced files in /boot
(Device Tree blob files)

Now at least i could boot into an OS.

Later I got a link to the Alpha boot images, this greatly improved usability and speed 🙂

Youtube 4k movie on a 2560×1080 monitor

Made a little overview website:


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