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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    How is it dissipating 12.5 W over such a small board? Even one watt in that bare heatspreader would be a huge issue for any reasonable Tjunction
    It throttles. My normal Pi3 has a heatsink on it.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Nice, finally managed to cancel the Pi3 order, got the Pi3+ ordered now.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Wonder what the improvements in RetroPie will be like.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by tinbin View Post
    what no mem upgrade to 2gb or usb 3 port
    no the SOC has not changed so it is still limited by the SOC only being able to address 1GB and only has one USB 2 interface. the VC4 can only address 1GB

    eric anholt is working on VC5 whether we'll see that in a Pi4 GOK - as it will be new silicon , and with that expect usb3 and other stuff on the same die maybe next year , maybe the year after that ... we'll not know until pi-3 stock vanishes and a new one is out there..... [see previous release schedules ]

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by daddacool View Post
    Wonder what the improvements in RetroPie will be like.
    Can't imagine them being huge to be fair. Same graphics core - the SoC only clocks higher in a dynamic way
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Can't imagine them being huge to be fair. Same graphics core - the SoC only clocks higher in a dynamic way
    Well from my digging around, overclocking the Pi 3 is the difference between N64 emulation being worse than awful, to just tolerable, title dependant, of course. Although you'd probably want to plant a decent heatsink on top of the heatspreader of the 3+ to handle sustained loads better, if not, outright active cooling. I probably wont bother with that myself, though, the N64 emulators have some way to go, and I ever get nostalgic for Goldeneye I can always run it on my desktop to see if it's playable yet.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Well from my digging around, overclocking the Pi 3 is the difference between N64 emulation being worse than awful, to just tolerable, title dependant, of course. Although you'd probably want to plant a decent heatsink on top of the heatspreader of the 3+ to handle sustained loads better, if not, outright active cooling. I probably wont bother with that myself, though, the N64 emulators have some way to go, and I ever get nostalgic for Goldeneye I can always run it on my desktop to see if it's playable yet.
    I'd assumed you meant stock - but yeah with a decent cooling system I'm sure it would be decent. I only use a tablet with controller thing though it does have a Tegra 1 chip in it
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    I'd assumed you meant stock - but yeah with a decent cooling system I'm sure it would be decent. I only use a tablet with controller thing though it does have a Tegra 1 chip in it
    The graphics stack on Android will be better sorted than on a Pi. Hmm, some of the Pi clones have an Android install available.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The graphics stack on Android will be better sorted than on a Pi. Hmm, some of the Pi clones have an Android install available.
    Quite a few have these days. Some of the Exynos based small boards are awesome like the ODROID. Problem is that they soon become way more than a £30 board to get the best out of them
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Quite a few have these days. Some of the Exynos based small boards are awesome like the ODROID. Problem is that they soon become way more than a £30 board to get the best out of them
    Once you add an SD card, psu and some sort of case to the Pi you might as well get the starter kit which is closer to £50. That compares quite badly with some phones and tablets, so I never saw the Pi as a value item just a fun to hack on item.

    Edit: This sort of thing is just unbelievable pricing, 2GHz A53 quad core, 8GB of eMMC and 1GB of ram for £19.27 delivered. The 2GB ram version is cheaper than a Pi3 and for retro gaming already comes cased. Downside is that it runs Android not Linux. https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_736117.html?wid=21
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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    One thing that really worries me is 1GB of RAM. I would love to use it for low-powered browsing but 1GB won't cut it. There should be at least 2Gb.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

    Quote Originally Posted by SineWave View Post
    One thing that really worries me is 1GB of RAM. I would love to use it for low-powered browsing but 1GB won't cut it. There should be at least 2Gb.
    So buy an Asus Tinkerboard - that has 2GB RAM, and better browsing / hardware acceleration in chrome,
    to the point I use it for daily browsing without issue. Thinks like tinkerCAD are unusable on pi3 (1 fps), fine on tinkerboard (20 fps). I'm a big pi fan, but it doesn't cut it for web browsing.
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