The New Raspberry Pi 3 Is Updated with Faster CPU and Networking

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Photo from Raspberry Pi Foundation

After two years, the Raspberry Pi Foundation finally refreshed its single-board computers lineup with the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It will be the slightly upgraded version of the original Model B, with improved performance and connectivity.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is now equipped with a 1.4 GHz Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC with 1GB RAM. The SoC has a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU and is clocked 200 MHz higher than the Model B’s, but is paired with the same amount of RAM.

The main upgrade of the Model B+ is the connectivity side. It now has dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi (2 GHz and 5 GHz support) for the first time, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and Gigabit Ethernet (maximum throughput 300 Mbps, limited by the USB 2.0 speed). The 40-pin GPIO header, full-size HDMI port and four USB 2.0 ports remain identical to previous versions.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will be on sale for $35 USD (MSRP) on approved sellers. Due to the increased power consumption, the company do recommend a 5V/2.5A DC power input, instead of the usual 5V/2.1A.

You can purchase the Pi 3 Model B+ at our own merch store.

For more information, you can visit its product page and Raspberry Pi Foundation’s blog.

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