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Raspberry Pi 4 2GB jumps to $45 as 1GB model returns from the dead at $35

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Citing chip shortages, Raspberry Pi announced its first price increase, bumping the RPi 4 with 2GB RAM up to $45. Meanwhile, the discontinued RPi 4 1GB has come back to life at $35.

In the spirit of Halloween, Raspberry Pi Trading has reanimated the 1GB RAM version of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, which it killed off when it dropped the price of the 2GB model from $45 to $35 in Feb. 2020. The company also increased the 2GB price to $45. With the 1GB version returning at its old $35 price, we have essentially turned back the clock to early 2020. (In which case, maybe we could get a second chance on stopping the pandemic.)

In the Raspberry Pi blog post announcing the changes, CEO Eben Upton cited industry-wide supply chain issues for its first price increase in Pi history. The chip shortages, combined with heightened demand, have caused severe shortages of the RPi Zero and the RPi4 2GB.

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Raspberry Pi Sees Their First Price Increase Due To Supply Chain

  • Raspberry Pi Sees Their First Price Increase Due To Supply Chain issues

    The ongoing supply chain issues across the semiconductor industry (and more broadly) are now impacting the Raspberry Pi operations for end-users/customers when it comes to pricing.

    The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi 4 2GB models have been under particular pressure due to supply chain disruptions. The Raspberry Pi Foundation expects these supply chain challenges to last through at least much of next year.

V3DV Raspberry Pi Driver Now Exposes Vulkan 1.1

  • V3DV Raspberry Pi Driver Now Exposes Vulkan 1.1 - Phoronix

    Mesa's V3DV driver for supporting newer Broadcom VideoCore graphics hardware with Vulkan now is advertising v1.1 support. This Vulkan 1.1 support in V3DV is notable as the Raspberry Pi 4 and newer are the most notable beneficiaries of this driver.

    Igalia continues developing the V3DV driver under cooperation with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It was Igalia developer Alejandro Piñeiro who this morning made the change in Mesa 22.0-devel now exposing Vulkan 1.1 rather than Vulkan 1.0.

    The necessary extensions and other changes for Vulkan 1.1 have been in place while now the formality of changing the exposed version has landed in Mesa Git as of this morning.

Raspberry Pi 4 2GB gets a price hike to $45

  • Raspberry Pi 4 2GB gets a price hike to $45, 1GB version coming back for $35 - CNX Software

    We’ve been used to getting better hardware for cheaper or in the case of Raspberry Pi model B boards a stable $35 price tag since 2021 with gradual improvements to the hardware. Many companies already had to hike prices for their board due to supply constraints, and Raspberry Pi Trading has become the latest victim of the increase in components with the Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB RAM going back to its original $45 price tag, and the re-introduction of the Raspberry Pi 4 1GB for $35. We are told this is temporary, and once everything settles the Raspberry Pi 4 2GB should sell for $35 as was the case since last year. This is the very first price hike in Raspberry Pi (short) history.

Here's Why Raspberry Pi is Increasing its Price

  • Here's Why Raspberry Pi is Increasing its Price - It's FOSS News

    It may not be a good time for best pricing when it comes to motherboards, CPUs, and GPUs. However, Raspberry Pi boards continued to sail through most of 2020-2021 without an increase in its price.

    But, recently, Raspberry Pi announced its first-ever price hike ever, so why is that happening?

Raspberry Pi 4 gets temporary price hike to $45

  • Raspberry Pi 4 gets temporary price hike to $45 (but the 1GB model returns for $35)

    Since the first Raspberry Pi computer began shipping in 2012, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has stuck to the same low price for its flagship products. The original Raspberry Pi Model B sold for $35 at launch, and that’s been true of every model released since 2012.

    But the global chip and supply chain shortage is throwing a wrench into the works, and for the first time ever, Raspberry Pi is raising the price of one of its products. But if you’re still looking for a $35 computer, the organization has you covered.

The Chip Shortage Is so Bad Raspberry Pi Prices Have Gone Up

  • The Chip Shortage Is so Bad Raspberry Pi Prices Have Gone Up

    Eben Upton posted on the official Raspberry Pi blog regarding the price increase, and while it’s rather unfortunate for buyers, it sounds necessary. The post cited, “the upsurge of demand for electronic products for home working and entertainment during the pandemic has descended into panic buying, as companies try to secure the components that they need to build their products.”

    The company says it’s “expecting our supply chain challenges to continue through much of 2022.” Because of this, the price of some Raspberry Pi models is going to increase. Specifically, the older ones built on 40nm silicon will see a price increase.

    The 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 will move to $45, which Raspberry Pi says happened because “cost increases caused by the current shortage mean that this product is not currently economically viable at this reduced price point. We are therefore moving it back to $45 on a temporary basis.”

Chip shortage forces temporary Raspberry Pi 4 price rise...

  • Chip shortage forces temporary Raspberry Pi 4 price rise for the first time

    The price of a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer is going up $10, and its supply is expected to be capped at seven million devices this year due to the ongoing global chip shortage.

    Demand for components is outstripping manufacturing capacity at the moment; pre-pandemic, assembly lines were being red-lined as cloud giants and others snapped up parts fresh out of the fabs, and the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak really threw a spanner in the works, so to speak, exacerbating the situation.

    Everything from cars to smartphones have been affected by semiconductor supply constraints, including Raspberry Pis, it appears. Stock is especially tight for the Raspberry Pi Zero and the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 models, we're told. As the semiconductor crunch shows no signs of letting up, the Raspberry Pi project is going to bump up the price for one particular model.

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  • [Older] Supply chain, shortages, and our first-ever price increase

    As many of you know, global supply chains are in a state of flux as we (hopefully) emerge from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our own industry, semiconductors are in high demand, and in short supply: the upsurge of demand for electronic products for home working and entertainment during the pandemic has descended into panic buying, as companies try to secure the components that they need to build their products.

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