Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking

Latest Raspberry Pi 3 computer board now available from RS Components

Latest Raspberry Pi 3 computer board now available from RS Components

For instance, the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ might have a confusing name, but it's a clear upgrade over 2016's Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

In news guaranteed to bring joy to hobbyists and nerds the world over, the $35 Model 3 B+ now features a 1.4Ghz quad core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, up from 1.2GHz in the previous incarnation.

The board also incorporates power integrity optimisations, a heat spreader, and dual-band wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking

It also offers modular compliance certification, which means developers who use the new Raspberry Pi in their final product won't have as much hassle getting its WiFi certified by regulators, improving both cost and time to market. He added that on the addition of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, it gives the model triple throughout.

The first 64-bit version came with wireless connectivity on-board, clearly something that resonated with the community with more than 9 million Raspberry Pi 3 units sold, making a massive 19 million Raspberry Pis (all generations).

Otherwise, the new Pi board is identical to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2, featuring four USB 2.0 ports, a 40-pin GPIO header, one full-size HDMI port, display and camera ports, and four-pole stereo output and composite video ports. You can get Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ at its official website.