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Offline Steve Elliott

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Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:12:05 AM »
The latest Raspberry pi has arrived (pi 4)





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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 12:41:19 PM »
I've got that many Pi's, I should just open a bakery me!!! :D

I might get one further down the line, probably a 4gig one, but at the minute, I dont need another one!

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 12:48:12 PM »
Haha me too!  The faster CPU/GPU, more memory available for the GPU and faster RAM would be great for my Arcade Machine Emulator.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 04:06:13 PM »
Cool, it's time to grab one for full speed retro gaming at 50hz ( Amiga ). Shame the 4GB model is already out of stock but I'm on the notify list at least so will wait for that model to come back in stock.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 05:22:42 PM »
Damn, i only bought me and a mate a 3B+ recently to run Retro Pie and play some classic games. Think I may consider an upgrade come Xmas :-)

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 07:11:46 PM »
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Cool, it's time to grab one for full speed retro gaming at 50hz ( Amiga ). Shame the 4GB model is already out of stock but I'm on the notify list at least so will wait for that model to come back in stock.

Yeah, I'll be getting that version too.  At 3 times the CPU speed and 4 times the memory (much faster memory too) it'll make a very compact and quiet emulation station for some of the more demanding games/systems.  I'd like a 2nd one for a mini desktop setup too for coding.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 06:33:29 AM »
Retro fun here we go ;D

Been mulling over this and I'm going to go for the full 4GB desktop version. On top of that I'll be grabbing an SSD for storage + a USB microswitch joystick ( in the style of the Amiga days ) + a 1ms refresh monitor which supports 50hz and 60hz refresh rate ( for silky smooth visuals and no ghosting ).

Been itching to build a quality retro rig for a long time and with the Pi 4 I'm pretty convinced it's more than up to the task.

For years I was using my iMac for Amiga games and was able to switch the refresh down from 60hz to 50hz via SwitchResX for silky smooth scrolling. When I upgraded my iMac it wouldn't allow that so for a while I was really pissed off at wasting over two grand on a new one :P

I think I can happily dedicate a corner of my room for a fully equipped retro setup ;D - I'll need to do some research into the choice of monitor as I don't want any ghosting no matter how fast the pixels are shifting. Granted the monitor will eclipse the size of a CRT but so long as the gaming area is spot on I'll be more than happy.

Quite looking forward to building a dedicated retro setup ;D

Web server?

Currently these forums are hosted on a Mac Mini with CentOS running in a VM ( 256GB SSD ). Can CentOS be directly installed on a Pi? if anyone has any experience then I'd love to hear what the performance is like.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 12:45:13 PM »
@Qube, that all sounds very cool.  I have a spare small USB3 external drive for storage.

pi4 with 4Gb back in stock so ordered mine with all the bits  :D
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 04:31:58 PM »
@Qube, that all sounds very cool.  I have a spare small USB3 external drive for storage.

pi4 with 4Gb back in stock so ordered mine with all the bits  :D
Yay \o/

Ordered mine too. As this is my first pi I didn't to want to miss anything so grabbed this lot :



Granted I could of used a bluetooth mouse / keyboard but hey, why not ;D - Also as it supports two displays one will go into the TV I have nearby for a sort of media centre and the 2nd will go into a gaming monitor ( not decided which to go for yet ) for retro fun.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 09:44:30 PM »
Great minds think alike like lol.  I've the exact same system ordered - except noobs SD Card.   I'll set it up myself.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 10:38:12 PM »
Great minds think alike like lol.  I've the exact same system ordered - except noobs SD Card.   I'll set it up myself.
Lol, I went click click click as the desktop kit isn't available yet and this worked out at pretty much the same price. I added on the noobs card as I've not got many micro SD cards knocking around of any substantial size.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 12:24:48 PM »
lol the only extra is the fan.  If it becomes annoying I'll unplug it, but it will ensure no CPU throttling back if under heavy load.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 07:20:41 PM »
on my Xmas list... probably the 4gb version... I already have versions 2+ and 3+

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2019, 12:27:50 AM »
Anybody received one yet?  I know they're selling well. I'm expecting mine to be delivered tomorrow.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2019, 05:21:29 AM »
Anybody received one yet?  I know they're selling well. I'm expecting mine to be delivered tomorrow.
They attempted delivery of mine today but I was out. I've re-scheduled delivery for Wednesday.
Until the next time...