Raspberry Pi 3 B Released!

A new version of the Raspberry PI 3 has released and I have to say I’m quite impressed with the new specs. This little unit is 10x the performance of the Raspberry Pi 1.

Below are the complete specs

Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B – 64 Bit ARMv8 with 1G RAM and WiFi
Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B – 64 Bit ARMv8 with 1G RAM and WiFi

Raspberry Pi 3 Specs:

  • SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
  • CPU: 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
  • GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
  • RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 (900 MHz)
  • Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Storage: microSD
  • GPIO: 40-pin header, populated
  • Video: HDMI – VideoCore IV 3D
  • Audio: 3.5mm analogue audio-video jack,
  • USB: 4× USB 2.0
  • Other Ports: Camera Serial Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)
  • Power: 2.5 Amps
  • Operating system support – Linux and Unix or Windows 10 IoT

As you can see the Pi 3 still doesn’t have SATA, USB3 and gigabit ethernet but the pricing still remains at $35 and does come with wifi, ethernet and a 64 bit quad core cpu. This little unit is fully supported by linux and mostly by FreeBSD and other Unix-like systems too. While this unit may not replace your desktop computer it defiantly is a great little performer for other uses. I hear the RPi3 has an awesome community to gain support from as well.

The biggest update is the 64 bit Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 CPU and the addition of a BCM43143 wifi chip built in means no more wifi adapters. You can use Linux, Unix-life system such as FreeBSD, Centos, Ubuntu and even Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 3.

The price of the Pi 3 is listed at:

  • $35 USD
  • £30.00 (UK)
  • INR 3000 (India)

So what are you waiting for? Go buy yours today!

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