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
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: