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Raspberry Pi B+ - Still Slow, But A Small Improvement

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Published on 14 July 2014 12:55 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ as the final evolution of the original RPi board while still costing $35 USD.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ sticks to the same Broadcom BCM2835 SoC with 512MB of RAM while the B+ version has more GPIO pins, two more USB 2.0 ports (4 total), a micro SD slot to replace the SD card socket, lower power consumption, improved audio, and a neater form factor with standardized mounting holes.

Today's announcement of the Raspberry Pi B+ can be found via RaspberryPi.org.


Hopefully by the time of the "Raspberry Pi 2" the specifications will be a bit more tempting. For those caring more about features and performance over price for an ARM development board, my current favorite board remains the NVIDIA Jetson TK1.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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