Upgrade to Raspberry Pi 5

Would it be possible to upgrade a Picade X, now working on a Pi 4, to the new Raspberry Pi 5?

It would be a dream machine for emulating, at 2.5x the speed of the Pi 4.

Some hurdles to jump, like different form factor, but as the 40 pin interface is still the same, certainly worth it!

Or just a cheapish Picade X 5?

Assuming all your Picade software will run on Pi OS Bookworm, I would say doable.

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I was hoping you would jump in, @alphanumeric , thank you. The new on/off switch on the board might render the Picade’s own on/off button unusable, I thought. The software would be the most challenging part I suppose, we’d have to wait for Pimoroni to port it if it doesn’t run.

I guess we’ll have to wait a few weeks and test!

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would be a fantastic upgrade!

One wrinkle in this “may be” the added RP1 chip on the Pi 5. It now does all the GPIO stuff that the SOC “used to do” on previous Pi’s. Just something to keep in mind.

That “might” mess up how the buttons and Joystick work, software wise?