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New Raspberry Pi Offers Faster Performance, Connectivity

Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi Foundation
Troy Mann | 14 March, 2018, 16:52

But this is still over three times faster than the 10/100 Mbps speeds provided by the previous Raspberry Pi board computers. "While the USB 2.0 connection to the application processor limits the available bandwidth, we still see roughly a threefold increase in throughput compared to Raspberry Pi 3B", the blog post reads. However, the little board that started it all just got another update, and it is all about speed.

As the name suggests, the Pi 3 B+ shares many features with the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, launched back in February 2016.

The new Model B+ board is based upon the latest revision of the Broadcom BCM2837 System-on-Chip (SoC) processor running at 1.4GHz, more than 10% faster than the processor on the current Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The BCM2837 processor is a quad-core device that integrates an ARM A53 processor core cluster running the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set.

Improved Wi-Fi. The Model B+ now features dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 802.11ac wireless LAN, compared to single-band (2.4 GHz) 802.11b/g/n on the previous model.

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Couple that chip with an improved antenna, and the Pi Foundation claims the B+ delivers somewhat better performance when it comes to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, but "far better performance" when we're talking about 5GHz. But thanks to new packaging and a new heat spreader, it runs faster, at 1.4 GHz. For me, the only tests that failed to show off the board's capabilities measured wired and wireless connectivity-with the B+ not really distinguishing itself from the Raspberry Pi 3 despite its superior specs.

As you'd expect, the new board remains compatible with all the existing Pi 3 Model B accessories and retains the $35 price point. As of now, the foundation has revealed no plans to discount or end production of the older models. However, it's pretty clear the Pi 3 Model B+ will become the most popular choice very quickly.

All of you who are interested in getting your hands on one of these devices can do so on this link.

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