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Raspberry Pi 3

Did we not just get the Raspberry Pi 2? Well this was a surprise this morning getting into work and seeing news splashed all over the interwebs about the new Raspberry Pi 3 I have not even finished playing around with the Rpi2 and now there is a new one. Well let’s have a quick look at the Specs for this new single board computer.

Announced on 29th February 2016 by Eben Upton on the Raspberry Pi blog.

 

 

Raspberry Pi 3
Image courtesy of Raspberrypi.org

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Quick comparison

Component Rpi 1- model B Rpi 1Pi – model B+ Rpi 2 Rpi 3
Release Date June 2012 July 2014 February 2015 February 2016
CPU 700 MHz single-core ARM1176JZF-S 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
Memory 256 MB (shared with GPU) 512 MB (shared with GPU) 1 GB (shared with GPU) 1 GB
GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV @ 250 MHz Broadcom VideoCore IV @ 400 MHz

Peripherals and Ports

2x USB 2.0

HDMI

Analog AV

GPIO 26pin

CSI connector

(Camera input) 

DSI Connector

(Video output)

4x USB 2.0

HDMI

Analog AV 4 pole 3.5mm jack

GPIO 40pin

CSI connector

(Camera input) 

DSI Connector

(Video output)

4x USB 2.0

mini HDMI

Analog AV 4 pole 3.5mm jack

GPIO 40pin

CSI connector

(Camera input) 

DSI Connector

(Video output)

4x USB 2.0

mini HDMI

Analog AV 4 pole 3.5mm jack

GPIO 40pin

CSI connector

(Camera input) 

DSI Connector

(Video output)

Networking 10/100 Mbit ethernet via USB 10/100 Mbit ethernet via USB 10/100 Mbit ethernet via USB

Network: 10/100 MBPS Ethernet

802.11n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth 4.0

Price US$ US$35 US$25 US$35 US$35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy a Raspberry pi3 online at Rapid here.

So there you have it. Do we need another Rpi in the ecosystem? Im not sure.

My personal opinion is that its far to soon since the last release for a major upgrade. Im still not ready to decommission my last raspberry Pi and upgrade, while this one does have wifi and bluetooth onboard as well as a faster CPU and GPU I may give this one a skip for now. there are many single board computers on the market these days with similar or even better specs than the RPI3

In my honest opinion my money is on the Pine64+ which will be available soon

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