Today marks Raspberry Pi’s four-year anniversary. To celebrate, the company thought it would launch a new product — Raspberry Pi 3, and this model was created with even more IoT projects in mind.
The Raspberry Pi 3 comes equipped with a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, which replaces existing versions 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1, as well as 33% increase in clock speed and architectural upgrades.
“The two main things that people do with their Pi are use it as a PC replacement or use it as an embedded computer,” said Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi founder, in an interview with the BBC.”The Pi 3 is doubling down on both those things rather than going looking for new things to do.”
The new model is completely compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2 and all of the ports are still in the same place, so Raspberry Pi lovers won’t be thrown for a loop when they see the newer model.
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