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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Sports A 64-bit Processor And Built-In WiFi

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It’s been almost four years since the Raspberry Pi Foundation turned heads by introducing their original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B DIY credit-card sized computer. With more than 8 million units sold, Raspberry Pi Foundation celebrated this feat by launching a new hardware the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

In celebration of our fourth birthday, we thought it would be fun to release something new. Accordingly, Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:

  • A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
  • Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2
Eben Upton - Raspberry Pi Founder

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the foundation’s first 64-bit computing board that comes with WiFi and Bluetooth built in for the same $35/£30 price. The high-end Raspberry Pi 3 Model B sports a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM. Thanks to the quad-core 64-bit 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A53 chip the new Pi 3 Model B 50 percent faster than its predecessor.

Raspberry Pi fans are happy with the much-needed features added to the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, this proves that Raspberry Pi Foundation is paying attention to what they want. You can buy the Pi 3 right now from Element14, RS Components and or any other outlet that stocks it for $35/£30.

Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B Technical Specification

  • Broadcom BCM2387 chipset
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 802.11 bgn Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 64 Bit CPU
  • 4 x USB ports
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • Full size HDMI
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socketbr
  • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • Micro USB power source

Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B Features

    • Now 10x Faster – Broadcom BCM2387 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz!
    • 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
    • Fully HAT compatible
    • 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects.
    • Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
    • Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080
    • Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
    • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet