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Author Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way  (Read 3556 times)

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Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« on: February 27, 2016, 06:47:55 PM »

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 07:38:58 PM »

I like the sound of bluetooth being integrated into the RPi motherboard though my pound shop dongle seems happy with mouse and keyboard it was a pain in the arse to setup on previous firmware but later on new firmware had made it very easy.

Could do with a wee bit more CPU grunt on the B+

 
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 07:54:55 PM »

Saw this from CPC today ....not available on the website yet

 
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 08:07:37 PM »

more info
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 08:37:01 PM »

more info

RPi3 B for 26 that is way lower than the RPi1 B+ which was 40 with case  :o
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 08:51:07 PM »

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 12:55:40 AM »

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Well i'll be buying one once it's released to general public I have nothing but admiration for the RPi and once you have used one your hooked low power consumption and low maintenance it's a dream come true  :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 07:41:03 PM »

Looks like it's launching on Monday morning - Pimoroni are doing a live "Bilge Tank" Youtube broadcast at 7am that day.

Looking at the pictures of the board online, there's a couple of curious things - the power and activity LEDs have moved from top left to bottom left, and in their place there's a rectangular grey object that has some text printed next to it, but can't make out what it says.

And underneath the board there's a connector that seems to be for a strip ribbon cable like the camera module cable, only narrower.  The connector has perhaps 8 tracks running to it.  My initial thoughts were some form of SATA but as it's immediately below the HDMI connector, maybe it's an alternative form-factor HDMI connector.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 08:50:04 PM »

I'm sure you can't fail to have seen the specs of the new Pi 3 model B, as launched today.

One interesting feature that hasn't had much attention yet, is mentioned here :

"A minor change, which will help those who use attach drives to the Pi, will be the ability for the Pi 3 to boot directly from a USB-attached hard or pen drive - rather than having to boot from an SD card. Similarly Pi 3 will also support booting from a network-attached file system, using PXE, without the need for boot data on an SD card - something Upton forsees being useful for boards used for factory automation."

from this article

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-3-the-inside-story-from-the-new-35-computers-creator/

I watched the launch videos / livestreams / conferences etc this morning with interest, largely dismissing any need to have a Pi 3 as I've several Pi 2 and B+ doing useful things, which seem fast enough for my needs.

I caved in around 11am and ordered a Pi3 kit from Pimoroni  :-[

It'll replace my Pi 2 desktop; will be interesting to see how much faster it is; eg web browsing is acceptable on the Pi 2 if you're not in a hurry.  GIMP graphics package loads faster on the Pi 2 than on my Windows PC! 

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 09:22:40 PM »

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GIMP graphics package loads faster on the Pi 2 than on my Windows PC! 

That's probably due to the Pi using Linux  :cool:

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 09:36:00 PM »

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GIMP graphics package loads faster on the Pi 2 than on my Windows PC! 

That's probably due to the Pi using Linux  :cool:

Stuart

Hmm maybe  :hmm:

Realistically, I think it's more about it being Linux software that's been ported to Windows by someone who doesn't know enough about Windows.

I don't mean that as a criticism per se, GIMP is a marvellous piece of software, and the fact it's been ported at all to Windows is of great merit. 

It's just it's loading time (and some of the quirky bugs) suggest a need for better Linux /  Windows understanding that I certainly don't have.


I like Windows.  I like Linux (even though it scares me)

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 08:04:45 PM »

Still using the RPi 1 B+ and upgraded raspbian wheezy to Jessie and notice a slight increase in performance imagine how Jessie will perform with a Quad core processor @ 900Mhz  :wry:
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 10:55:05 PM »

Still using the RPi 1 B+ and upgraded raspbian wheezy to Jessie and notice a slight increase in performance imagine how Jessie will perform with a Quad core processor @ 900Mhz  :wry:

Pi 2 is 900Mhz

new Pi 3 is 1200Mhz!

It flies along (mine arrived today)

And gets quite hot.

It's the first pi where a heatsink is a sensible option, mine was at 70C earlier when I was trying it out.

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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 12:04:23 AM »

Pi 2 is 900Mhz
new Pi 3 is 1200Mhz!

It flies along (mine arrived today)
And gets quite hot.

At 1.2Ghz then it's going to need some sort of heatsink & a small fan if it's hitting 70C to dissipate the heat the RPi 1 never went above 38C under load
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Re: Raspberry Pi 3 seems to be on the way
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2016, 01:02:43 AM »

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