The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ microcomputer promises more speed

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It was the first product from the organization to come with 64-bit processing and integrated wireless connectivity, making it a popular option for the homebrew community. It is not gigabit, but it should peak at 37.5MB/s so is more than enough to handle any 1080P file, and quite possibly the CPU should handle 4K media playback.

Many a computer device user will have a thirst for "moar power" and the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ delivers this on the computational front by installing a faster Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched today and improves upon the existing Pi 3 Model B in a number of ways.

That said, the foundation says the Pi 3 Model B+ can sustain high performance for much longer periods than its predecessors. It also sells smaller, less powerful products like the Raspberry Pi 1B+ ($25) and 2B ($35), plus the entry-level Raspberry Pi 1A+ ($20) and various Compute Module models.

Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN.

The Pi 3 Model B+ is faster, but also consumes more power and might overheat during resource intensive tasks. But thanks to new packaging and a new heat spreader, it runs faster, at 1.4 GHz.

Raspberry has just announced an update to its flagship board, the Raspberry Pi 3. The upgraded processor results in a 15% performance improvement. The new variant comes two years after the Pi 3 Model B, following the foundation's two-year B+ "evolution" upgrade. PXE network and USB mass-storage booting have also been improved to alleviate some prior frustrations.

Overall, the latest Pi variant is pretty similar to the last one when it comes to the form factor and plugs.

Although Raspberry Pi Foundation is selling a new device, the company will continue to offer earlier models. "While the USB 2.0 connection to the application processor limits the available bandwidth, we still see roughly a threefold increase in throughput compared to Raspberry Pi 3B", the blog post reads.