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Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3!

Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3!

March 7, 2016
Author: Nikolai K.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the Raspberry Pi 3 four years after releasing the R-Pi Model B. This new processor is a step up from the R-Pi 2 and comes with a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, which is advertised to have 10 times the performance of the Raspberry Pi 1 (and 50%-60% increased performance over the R-Pi 2 at 32 bit). All this for $35 USD (at Element14 for example).

Geared towards the Internet of Things (IoT), the Raspberry Pi 3 has an integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1. You should be able to save some money and time trying to find a compatible Wi-Fi dongle now that the wireless networking is integrated. The new Raspberry Pi is fully compatible with the R-Pi and R-Pi 2, which means that all the GPIO capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 2 are maintained. It is recommended to get a 2.5A power supply though to power this extra performance.

For the manufacturer announcement take a look a the release announcement at RaspberryPi.org

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