Raspberry Pi 3 Model B launched - upgraded CPU and integrated WiFi and Bluetooth
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https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspber...3-on-sale/

It's official the Pi 3 Model B is announced and up to buy at RS, Pimoroni and The Pi Hut.

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Main changes :

A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

*** Internal WiFi is connected via SDIO not USB - so doesn't use USB 2.0 bus like Ethernet and USB WiFi dongles. Bluetooth is connected via a serial connection (EDIT - at one point I had said both were SDIO in error) ***

*** PXE network and USB boot added too : https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/pi-3-interview/ ***

Same Videocore IV GPU as the Pi 1 and Pi 2 - but clocked faster.

2.5A 5V PSU recommended now (so assume higher power consumption than Pi 2 B)

Not specifically discussed but looks very likely the same USB 2.0 I/O bottleneck for some applications.

Pi Foundation sticking with 32 bit mode for their code for the moment.

Also referenced are a Pi 3 Model A (in Model A+ form factor) launching later this year, and a Compute Module 3.

The latter would potentially be a great upgrade for anyone who bought a Five Ninjas Slice (which is a beautifully designed media player based around the original Compute Module)

OSMC announcement from Sam : https://osmc.tv/2016/02/raspberry-pi-3-a...c-support/
Quote:While the new CPU is 64-bit, the Pi retains the original VideoCore IV GPU which has a 32-bit design. It will be a few months before work is done to establish 64-bit pointer interfacing from the kernel and userland on the ARM to the 32-bit GPU. As such, for the time being, we will be offering a single Raspberry Pi image for Raspberry Pi 2 and the new Raspberry Pi 3.

Same price point as original Pi B and Pi 2 B shipped at. US$35 (plus taxes and shipping)

Raspberry Pi Guy video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Z6b64e...e=youtu.be

Benchmarks here : https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/raspbe...benchmarks

(Got mine ordered from the fantastic guys at Pimoroni. Can't say too many nice things about them)
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#2
LOL you beat me to it by one minute, can you delete my thread? (or merge it or whatever)
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(2016-02-29, 09:17)KoopaTroopa Wrote: LOL you beat me to it by one minute, can you delete my thread? (or merge it or whatever)
Done! (Was quite surprised I was first. Woke up early this morning with 'flu...)
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#4
Just got the mail from the pihut and placed my order. They have stock but be quick I doubt they will last long. 33.50GBP including EU delivery.
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#5
Nice video showcase of the Raspberry pi 3 here



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#6
we can hope that this version supports Audio HD passthrough?
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(2016-02-29, 10:40)looun Wrote: we can hope that this version supports Audio HD passthrough?
No mention - and it's the same VideoCore IV GPU (though clocked faster). Wouldn't expect upgraded HDMI audio with HD bitstreaming (just as we didn't get it with the Pi 2)

But given that we already have lossless decode for most audio - the only thing we are really missing out on is Atmos/DTS:x and the handful of 192kHz 5.1 movies.
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#8
Interesting...and the RAM size?
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(2016-02-29, 12:25)sbzz Wrote: Interesting...and the RAM size?
Stayed at 1GB
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Hope BitStream Audio works!!!!
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(2016-02-29, 13:20)movie78 Wrote: Hope BitStream Audio works!!!!

Would expect DD/DTS and HDMI PCM5.1/7.1 as now.

Wouldn't expect HD Audio bitstreaming as it is using the same GPU/VPU (just with VPU bumped from 250MHz to 400MHz and GPU to 300MHz from 250MHz) as the Pi 0, 1 A/A+/B/B+ and 2 B - so unless something else has been done I'd be pleasantly surprised.
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#12
Updated original post. WiFi and Bluetooth on the internal system is NOT on the shared single USB 2.0 bus but instead on SDIO **EDIT - Bluetooth is on serial **.
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#13
Placed my order through MCMElectronics. My 2x Pi2s are my main video players in my house. The low power draw, 24x7 operation, and great support have made these little buggers awesome! Excited to see the speed difference between the Pi2 vs Pi3....better yet can't wait till a 64bit version of OSMC or Openelec is out taking full advantage of this thing! Finally I am definitely grabbing an Odroid-C2 when they hit the market too...competition is a great thing!
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#14
Agree w/noggin... not expecting HD audio passthru w/Pi3 either, but looks like it'll now get that extra performance boost it often seemed it needed.

Where to order from in the U.S.?
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(2016-02-29, 14:20)hdmkv Wrote: Agree w/noggin... not expecting HD audio passthru w/Pi3 either, but looks like it'll now get that extra performance boost it often seemed it needed.

Where to order from in the U.S.?

I got mine through MCMElectronics for $43 shipped...ordered my Pi2 from there and had no issues.
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