Raspberry Pi 3 now available!

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by XDel, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. XDel
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    http://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b

    $35 gets you: (Dreamcast and Playstation Portable Compatibility and...)

    Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B Technical Specification

    Broadcom BCM2387 chipset
    1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
    802.11 bgn Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
    1GB RAM
    64 Bit CPU
    4 x USB ports
    4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
    Full size HDMI
    10/100 BaseT Ethernet socketbr
    CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
    DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
    Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
    Micro USB power source

    Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B Features

    Now 10x Faster - Broadcom BCM2387 ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz!
    1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
    Fully HAT compatible
    40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects.
    Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
    Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080
    Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
    10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet
     
  2. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    Nice. Better order one ASAP before the scalpers get to them.
     
  3. felipejfc

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    I think that the processor is not even 2x faster in the majority of tasks... I just saw some benchmarks and It seems not to worth upgrading from rpi 2...
     
  4. misticknight1

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    what would this mean, if anything, for compatiblity on retropie with some of the PSX/N64 games?
     
  5. Smiths

    Smiths AKAIO Person of Interest

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    Not enough to up from Pi2. But if you're stuck on Pi B+ or less make the damn jump MAKE IT PI2 IS A BEAST
     
  6. misticknight1

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    would programming retropie onto it be pretty much the same method? i havent' got any yet, but im not that tech savvy, just wandering if i should get one of the premade ones on ebay with PI2 or order one of these and try my best to make one (or wait till there available preloaded)
     
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    I am mostly buying this because I am admitted fangirl and not ashamed of it.
     
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  8. Joe88

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    looks like they are doing yearly revisions now
     
  9. FAST6191

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    I am still on the 512 meg pi b for the ones I have out there, did mean to grab some 2s but every time vendor spam had it I seemed to get the emails at the end of the day and they were all gone.

    I checked various sites and specs lists but can not seem to find a current draw. It says USB power but they all do that and I still find life easier if I stick them on 1A sockets.
     
  10. Monado_III

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    Not enough for me to update from a Pi2, especially with the $50+ in CDN.
     
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    I'm buying one, eventually, also because I'm a fanboy
     
  12. BurningDesire

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    I just got a Pi Zero lmao. Let the waiting games starts. Again ;(
     
  13. yusuo

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    My pi 3 got delivered today, hoping it will handle x265 with the extra processing power
     
  14. emigre

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    Gotta say wireless and bluetooth are pretty damn inciting. If Dreamcast and PSP compatibility turn out to be good, I am there.