Raspberry PI 3 Model B 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1GB RAM
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Built on the latest Broadcom 2837 ARMv8 64 bit processor the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is faster and more powerful than its predecessors. It has improved power management to support more powerful external USB devices and now comes with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. To take full advantage of the improved power management on the Raspberry Pi 3 and provide support for even more powerful devices on the USB ports, a 2.5A adapter is required. Technical Specifications: - Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 QUAD Core 64bit Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz - 1GB RAM - BCM43143 WiFi on board - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board - 40pin extended GPIO - 4 x USB2 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 - MicroSD port for loading your operating system and storing data - Upgraded switched Micro USB power source (now supports up to 2.5 Amps) This product is made under license in both China and the U.K. Please see the product packaging.
- Color: Raspberry PI 3
- Brand: Raspberry Pi
- Model: RASPBERRYPI3-MODB-1GB
- Fabric type: Fabric
- Aspect ratio: Unknown
- Platform: Linux
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.34" h x 2.99" w x 4.80" l, .16 pounds
- CPU: Unknown 1.2 GHz
- Memory: 1GB Unknown
- Hard Disk: 0GB
- Processors: 4
- Display size: 60
- 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1 GB RAM
- 802.11n Wireless LAN, 10/100Mbps Lan Speed
- Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth Low Energy
- 4 USB ports, 40 GPIO pins, Full HDMI port, Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
- Camera interface (CSI),Display interface (DSI), Micro SD card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push), VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
Most helpful customer reviews
286 of 302 people found the following review helpful.
Amazing for everything from a video/file server to a router, or game emulator. Perfect and great price!
By THE Reviewer
The new model (RPi 3) is much faster than its predecessors. Indeed, it’s 10x faster than RPi 1, and double the speed of RPi 2. Now with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 which deliver flexibility in siting the Raspberry Pi, and make it more attractive as a set-top computer, a video server, game emulator, and infinitely more. This thing screams!
The performance is amazing on this tiny thing!
I am not commenting on the price by this seller. Yes it's over MSRP, but that's the price for getting it overnight vs standing in line and not getting one because it's sold out. This is just a review of the product itself.
The measurements are identical to the Raspberry Pi 2, which is great since all of your accessories will work perfectly. The RPi 3 includes the same 40-pin GPIO header which allows for extensions into the real world. Blinking lights, motors, talking robots, etc. Same CSI and DSI interfaces to enable camera and display modules.
Same as RPi 2, it includes an HDMI out to view on a TV or computer monitor. But it can easily be set up as headless (no display).
The 802.11a/g/n is provided by the BCM43438 chip, which also provides Bluetooth 4.1 capability.
IMPORTANT! Keep in mind to get things running you’ll three things 1) a microSD card (8GB or larger; class 10) 2) a computer to flash the linux operating system into the microSD 3) a USB keyboard+mouse 4) 2amp micro USB power supply.
Performance is killer on this thing. Booting is incredibly fast and I can’t wait to overclock this little desert. It runs at 1.2GHz (64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A53). It boots faster, it runs faster, it responds faster.
With the integrated WiFi + Bluetooth, you no longer need a USB hub for all your devices. A bluetooth keyboard/mouse will not take RPi 3’s precious USB ports. You’ll have them open for any peripheral you wish, hard drives, microphones, printers, etc.
Quality of build
Easy of use (assuming you’re techie)
WiFi + BLE support
Much faster processing
The wishful thinkingâ€¨ Wish the micro SD card was spring loaded
Wish it had more on-board LEDs for debugging.
65 of 70 people found the following review helpful.
Buy this and build your dream retrogaming and Kodi machine
By Blake Lugenbeal
I am very inexperienced in building anything with computers, but I decided to forgo the kits and piece together my own Pi. With the help of Google and YouTube I was able to build my Pi exactly the way I wanted and am very happy with the results. I run Retropie Raspbian and Kodi on a triple boot build and can't be more pleased. I was in the market to buy the mini classic Nintendo to relive some old fun, but wasn't willing to pay the exorbitant price for minimal use. I wanted to be able to play all the old games and any time I wanted. In addition to this I wanted to get into this Kodi craze and take full advantage of the internet. After some painstaking research I found the solution to all my desires would be a Raspberry Pi. As I said early, I decided to build it myself and it came with it's challenges, but I did succeed in the end. The onboard Wifi works very well and the processing speed meets all my needs without overheating. I did buy a case with heatsinks, so this may have helped. One thing I would recommend is not buying the preloaded NOOBS micro SD card. It is a waste of money since you can just download NOOBS to your own card.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
The little beauty that could
By S. Mayo
The pi 3 is the little miracle computer. It fits in your hand, costs under $40, and is capable of an amazing amount for the size. Not, it won't calculate pi to the last digit or plot the vectors of the original particles in the big bang, but those 4 little cores can handle a lot of multitasking. I use mine as an automation controller - it controls lighting (via a USB/DMX adapter), control of audio and video gear, some audio (not the hifi stuff) movement sensors, handles the doorbell and a bunch of other tasks - using at most 3% of the available CPU. The previous computer handling this work was a $300 minidesktop.
Yes, you have to deal with linux. Yes, compiles using g++ take five times as long as they do on a linux laptop. Yes, SD cards wear out eventually, and it pays to minimize writes and keep on top of backups. But for $35, a power supply and a little stack of SD cards, you have the cheapest solution for "program it and forget it" projects I've ever seen.
Downsides: the audio quality isn't much. And using it to support a browser can be laggy - more the fault of websites these days that just can't get enough animated this and audio that crammed on every page. But for anything from basic word processing, simple games and email, to deep dives into the world of digital IO and automated processing, these things repay the learning curve.
Coding phreaks: with a bit of configuration, these things provide a hardware random number generator. It can be connected to /dev/random and it is more than fast enough for anything you'd use a pi for. You have to dig around on the internet to find the how to, but it works nicely.