Raspberry Pi 3: New Quad-Core Processor and Integrated WiFi + Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi 3

For the fourth birthday, the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the third iteration of the Raspberry Pi board. The new Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 and has the following features:

  • New SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
  • CPU: 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2GHz
  • LAN: integrated 802.11n wireless + ethernet port
  • integrated Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • RAM: 1GB
  • GPU: VideoCore 4 (OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenGL 2.1)
  • GPIO connector: 40-pin

Raspberry Pi 3

The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B has the same board layout than the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the same amount of system memory (1GB) and the same GPU (the VideoCore 4). The new BCM2837 SoC (System-on-Chip) includes four ARM Cortex A53 cores, the Wifi and bluetooth controllers, 1GB SDRAM, the USB controller and the GPU.

The RPi 3 is roughly 50% faster than the RPi 2.

An overview of the RPi 3 is given by TheRaspberryPiGuy:


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