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Quicker Raspberry Pi 3 Arrives With Model B+ Launch

Quicker Raspberry Pi 3 Arrives With Model B+ Launch

That said, the foundation says the Pi 3 Model B+ can sustain high performance for much longer periods than its predecessors. However, the little board that started it all just got another update, and it is all about speed.

A new Raspberry Pi computer has arrived with the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which boasts a faster processor, better ethernet connectivity, and improved thermal capabilities.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ continues where its predecessor left off insofar as it sports a 64-bit processor and wireless connectivity. These include the new processor's improved power integrity, packaging, and heat spreader, and internal clocking and voltage rule tuning.

Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting.

The other main boons come on the networking front, with a Cypress CYW43455 chip providing dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (whereas only 802.11n was supported in the original Pi 3) and Bluetooth 4.2 (a step up from the previous Bluetooth 4.1).

If you prefer wired to wireless, there's more good news.




Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported, with an add-on planned that will allow the 5V needed to power the Pi to be slurped from the PoE supply. The bandwidth available is still limited by the use of USB 2.0, but there's a huge performance gain nonetheless.

Last, but definitely not least, is the addition of Power over Ethernet, which is basically a new addition to the device.

In short, the upgraded Pi promises more speed and power. The chip runs at 1.4GHz, which throttles down to 1.2GHz only once temperatures exceed 70 degrees Celsius. The team expects that this limit is unlikely to be reached by the majority of users.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is on sale now, and maintains the same price point at $35 (around £25, AU$45). There are no plans to discount older models or cease production until there's a clear sign demand is drying up.

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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