The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi. Compared to the Raspberry Pi 2 it has:

  • A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
  • 802.11n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Like the Pi 2, it also has:

  • 4 USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet 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

The Raspberry Pi 3 has an identical form factor to the previous Pi 2 (and Pi 1 Model B+) and has complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2.

We recommend the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for use in schools, or for any general use. Those wishing to embed their Pi in a project may prefer the Pi Zero or Model A+, which are more useful for embedded projects, and projects which require very low power.

RBMODB3

Data sheet

Processor (CPU)
1.2GHz QUAD Core Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 processor
Graphic Chipset
Broadcom VideoCore IV
Board Size
85.60 mm × 56.5 mm
RAM
1 GB (Shared with GPU)
Storage
MicroSDHC slot
Ethernet Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbit/s
OS Support
Linux (e.g. Raspbian), RISC OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Plan 9, Inferno, AROS, additional distributions of Linux such as Ubuntu
Power
4.0W (5 V via MicroUSB or GPIO header)
Weight
45 grams
Return Warranty
No Returns
Manufacturer Warranty
No Returns

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