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.


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Raspberry Pi 3B+

By: on 19 April 2018
A great little computer easy to get going and with a high performance microsd card it performs well. It really does need a heat sink though.

My second Pi3

By: on 12 February 2018
Upgraded from the original Pi to the Pi 3. Wow what a difference, Pi3 with Raspian Stretch is every bit the ready to go fully functional desktop machine. Very impressed. Still is easy to get up and running with fun programming in Python and SonicPie for those who want to learn and play.


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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