Monday, February 29, 2016

The Raspberry Pi version 3 is now Available

The latest version of the Pi is out and as expected, it has a faster CPU. Version 2 had a 900MHz Cortex-A7 chip. Version 3 has a 1.2GHz Cortex-A53. Still quad core and a little faster, but the big difference is that the A53 is a 64-bit processor where the A7 was 32-bit. We will have to wait for an OS upgrade to take advantage of that, but I doubt having 64-bit will make much difference for most applications.

The really great upgrade is that version 3 has built in wifi (802.11n) and Bluetooth.

I should be receiving one shortly and will let you know what I do with it.

Here is some information provided by RS-Components, a great source for all things Pi.

How to set up your Raspberry Pi 3

Comparison of Raspberry Pi 3 and the Raspberry Pi 2

Fancy another slice of pi? Find out more about the Raspberry Pi 3

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