It’s been almost six years since the Raspberry Pi company launched the Pi Zero, which was followed up with the wireless Zero W model. Since then, it’s been the smallest, least expensive computer sold by the company, with plenty of power for running everything from a motion-tracking security cam to an emulation console.
“Single-threaded performance is approximately 40% faster than a normal Raspberry Pi Zero. Obviously, this is quite cool, but if you do a benchmark of the single-core on a Raspberry Pi Zero and compare it to the quad-core of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, you get more than five times the performance.”
Simon Martin, Principal Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi
The updated computer is the same size as the original. It’s ideal for owners of the original Zero, who will be able to use the same cases and accessories. But, how did the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve this increase in performance?