The Raspberry Pi 3 Model Bis the latest version of the Raspberry Pi, a tiny credit card size computer. Just add a keyboard, mouse, display, power supply, micro SD card with installed Linux Distribution and you'll have a fully fledged computer that can run applications from word processors and spreadsheets to games.

As the Raspberry Pi 3 supports HD video, you can even create a media centre with it. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the first Raspberry Pi to be open-source from the get-go, expect it to be the defacto embedded linux board in all the forums.

What's the same:

  • Same form factor as the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (your enclosures and daughter boards should still fit, however some of the LEDs have changed position).
  • Same full size HDMI port
  • Same 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Same CSI camera port and DSI display ports
  • Same micro USB power supply connection

What has changed:

  • A new turbocharged Broadcom BCM2837 1.2GHz quad-core system-on-chip with performance at least 6x that of the B+ (and a 300Mhz increase from the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B).
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Now runs Windows 10 IoT Edition (free)!


Technical Specifications:

  • Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board
  • Computer running at 1.2GHz
  • BCM43143 WiFi with IEEE 802.11b/g/n support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (NEW)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40pin extended GPIO
  • 4 x USB 2 ports
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • Full size HDMI
  • 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
  • Upgraded switched Micro USB power source (now supports up to 2.5 Amps)

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Features:


  • 6x Faster - BroadcomBCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n built in
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Double Memory - 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
  • Identical board layout and footprint as the Model B+, so all cases and 3rd party addon
  • boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible.
  • Fully HAT compatible
  • 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects. GPIO is 100% compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Raspberry Pi 2, Model B+ and A+ boards. First 26 pins are identical to the Model A and Model B boards to provide full backward compatibility across all boards.
  • Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
  • Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080P
  • Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
  • Advanced power management:
    • You can now provide up to 1.2 Amp to the USB ports – enabling you to connect more power hungry USB devices directly to the Raspberry PI. (This feature requires a 2Amp micro USB Power Supply)
    • Upgraded switched Micro USB power source (now supports up to 2.5 Amps)
  • 10/100 Ethernet Port to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet
  • Combined 4-pole jack for connecting your stereo audio out and composite video out


SD Card it not included and is for illustration purposes only.


Brand Raspberry Pi


By: on 12 October 2017
I've not had much time with my Pi but from what little I have it seems like a very interesting and useful device. I'll be buying a larger SD card so I can better dual boot.

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