Official Raspberry Pi Page

Key Differences To The Raspberry Pi 2

1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU (BCM2837)

Built in 802.11n Wireless LAN

Built in Bluetooth 4.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Software difference issues we’ve encountered:

UART for Pre RPi3 is “/dev/ttyAMA0”.  On the RPi 3  this is assigned to bluetooth and the UART is now “/dev/ttyS0”.

Shared Specifications To The Raspberry Pi 2

Identical form factor to the RPi 2, RPi1 Model B+.

Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2.


4 USB ports

40 GPIO pins

Full HDMI port

Ethernet port

Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video

Camera interface (CSI)

Display interface (DSI)

Micro SD card slot

VideoCore IV 3D graphics core


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