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Raspberry Pi doubles down on RAM, doesn't up its price

Raspberry Pi development board gets an icnrease in RAM up to 512MB, allows larger programs to be run

Trace Hagan | Oct 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm CDT (0 mins, 56 secs time to read)

The pint-sized development platform better known as Raspberry Pi has gained an onboard RAM upgrade without any typical price increase. Purchasers will now have access to 512 MB of RAM instead of the previous 256 MB, which will allow multiple programs to be ran simultaneously or programs with higher memory requirements.

Raspberry Pi doubles down on RAM, doesn't up its price |

Good Guy Gregg, err, I mean Raspberry Pi Foundation has decided to keep the pricing at the tiny $35 so that as many people as possible can take advantage of the development board. Even Upton said this was one of the most common suggestions for a "Model C" that would cost more money if produced.

"This would be useful for people who want to use the Pi as a general-purpose computer, with multiple large applications running concurrently," he wrote on the official blog.

To take advantage of the new RAM that is shipping on boards, users will have to update the firmware running on the system. In other news, a "Turbo Mode" has been implemented in the firmware which allows the board to run at 1GHz, instead of the standard 700MHz that it comes with from the factory.

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Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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