Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Launched

The next generation of Raspberry Pi has just launched, featuring on element14’s YouTube channel. The new version includes the Broadcom BCM2837RIF SoC, a 64-bit quad core ARM processor running at 1.2 GHz. This accounts for around 10 times the performance of the original Raspberry Pi. The board also includes built in WiFi 802.11N and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE) for connectivity, as well as the usual RJ45 jack for wired networking.

The board features improved power management, with up to 2.5 amps on the USB ports combined. The GPIO header is backwards compatible, and the other usual ports are still there.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B will be priced around US$35, the same as the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.


Processor Broadcom BCM2387 chipset, 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53.802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
GPU Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode. Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
Memory 1GB LPDDR2
Operating System Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
Dimensions 85 x 56 x 17mm
Power Micro USB socket 5V1, 2.5A



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