Running RetroPie just got a whole lot better with the latest Beta release 4.6 which amongst other improvements and bug fixes now includes official support for the latest Raspberry Pi 4.

With the latest Pi hardware comes a modest speed boost with a faster CPU, GPU and more ram. All that extra performance means a much better gaming experience with the more demanding emulators for consoles such as the Nintendo 64, Playstation 1 and Sega Dreamcast.

Despite our feelings about the emulation of our favorite consoles (especially the Amiga), there is no denying that RetroPie isn’t a good thing for the retro gaming scene, opening the doors for people who might not be willing to invest in our favorite aging consoles and games.

Head on over to Amazon to get your Raspberry Pi 4, we can highly recommend the 8Bitdi Bluetooth controllers for a great gaming experience on the Pi. Links below.

For more info and to download the latest 4.6 build head on over to the RetroPie website

Raspberry Pi 4 specs

  • SoC: Broadcom BCM2711B0 quad-core A72 (ARMv8-A) 64-bit @ 1.5GHz
  • GPU: Broadcom VideoCore VI
  • Networking: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • RAM: 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • GPIO: 40-pin GPIO header, populated
  • Storage: microSD
  • Ports: 2 × micro-HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm analogue audio-video jack, 2 × USB 2.0, 2 × USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Camera Serial Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)
  • Dimensions: 88 mm × 58 mm × 19.5 mm, 46 g