New 8Gb RPi

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KA5BBC
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New 8Gb RPi

Post by KA5BBC » Thu May 28, 2020 11:58 am

Just in case you missed the news....
The rumors are true..
The 8Gb RPi is now available to buy..
And a 64bit OS to go with it..

Apparently the numbers on this first batch are limited so I got my order (just one for now) in as quickly as I could.
Andy, KA5BBC/MM0BQV

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Re: New 8Gb RPi

Post by KA5BBC » Fri May 29, 2020 5:56 pm

I ordered at about 0730 yesterday and it arrived at 1000 today... from Canada.
This will probably be the base for my Langstone.
Andy, KA5BBC/MM0BQV

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Re: New 8Gb RPi

Post by g0mjw » Fri May 29, 2020 6:02 pm

8 Gb seems overkill for the Langstone.

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Re: New 8Gb RPi

Post by g4eml » Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 pm

8Gb is probably more than most raspberry pi programs need. I am not sure about Portsdown but Langstone runs fine in 2Gb.

KA5BBC
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Re: New 8Gb RPi

Post by KA5BBC » Sun May 31, 2020 1:25 pm

Unfortunately not everyone writes efficient code and I suspect that the future iterations of Portsdown/Langstone/Hayling will use more resources.
Either way it is always useful to have an extra Pi.
Andy, KA5BBC/MM0BQV

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