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Monday February 29, 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 Now Available At $35

The brand new Raspberry Pi 3 is now available for only $35. The new units are now powered by a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and comes with built in 802.11n wireless and Bluetooth 4.1. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom have supported us with a new SoC, BCM2837. This retains the same basic architecture as its predecessors BCM2835 and BCM2836, so all those projects and tutorials which rely on the precise details of the Raspberry Pi hardware will continue to work. The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Combining a 33% increase in clock speed with various architectural enhancements, this provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly a factor of ten over the original Raspberry Pi.

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