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Topic # 192139 28-Feb-2016 19:51
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3038727/consumer-electronics/fcc-docs-show-raspberry-pi-3-with-on-board-wi-fi-and-bluetooth.html


 


no further details, a bunch of websites reporting it.  sounds like we wont have to wait long to have it confirmed/denied.


 


im hoping its coming, but also with a cpu upgrade (cos faster is always better)


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  Reply # 1500927 28-Feb-2016 20:14
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Yay for built in wifi & bt

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  Reply # 1500935 28-Feb-2016 20:23
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I have seen the chatter as well. They managed to keep the zero a secret until it was announced so interesting this time the cat is out of the bag, but I think we can safely say this will happen, it has always been the missing piece, onboard wifi.

Great news!

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  Reply # 1500983 28-Feb-2016 21:35
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Here's an image of the CPC catalogue ad with some more details




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  Reply # 1500998 28-Feb-2016 22:09
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 1.2ghz quad vs .9ghz quad of the pi 2, so thats great.

 

not to bothered about wifi/bluetooth, but I can see where that would come in handy for a lot of users.  I may put the bluetooth to use for presence detection...


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  Reply # 1502134 1-Mar-2016 13:51

Officially released...

 

 

 

Wonder if the new CPU/GPU has any support for hardware H.265/HEVC?

 

I can't find any detailed specs on the new SoC CPU.

 

 

 

PC World - Raspberry Pi 3 release




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JWR:

 

Officially released...

 

 

 

Wonder if the new CPU/GPU has any support for hardware H.265/HEVC?

 

I can't find any detailed specs on the new SoC CPU.

 

 

 

PC World - Raspberry Pi 3 release

 

 

 

 

no h/w h265 according osmc

 

https://osmc.tv/2016/02/raspberry-pi-3-announced-with-osmc-support/

 

 

 

 

The new quad core CPU will bring smoother GUI performance. There have also been recent improvements to H265 decoding. While not hardware accelerated on the Raspberry Pi, the new CPU will enable more H265 content to be played back on the Raspberry Pi than before.

 


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  Reply # 1502371 1-Mar-2016 19:33
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There was discussion in this thread about where to order etc. It is now locked and this thread renamed as a general discussion thread.

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  Reply # 1502513 1-Mar-2016 22:49
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My pi3 have been shipped from the uk today.... (continued posting from the other thread)

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1504983 2-Mar-2016 14:29
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Just received mine this afternoon from Element14 Australia :-)

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1504987 2-Mar-2016 14:35
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dgashby:

 

Just received mine this afternoon from Element14 Australia :-)

 

 

Nice.

 

One question do element14 still include that massive as booklet with every language with it like in the raspberry pi 2 or have they finally listened to reason and removed it?





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  Reply # 1505089 2-Mar-2016 17:32
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Looks like everyone better have ordered a heatsink along with the Pi 3 - looks like it runs pretty toasty, so case ventilation will be much more important than previous models.


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geocom:

 

dgashby:

 

Just received mine this afternoon from Element14 Australia :-)

 

 

Nice.

 

One question do element14 still include that massive as booklet with every language with it like in the raspberry pi 2 or have they finally listened to reason and removed it?

 

 

It's now a single A3 sized sheet folded half a dozen times.

 

 


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  Reply # 1505163 2-Mar-2016 19:42
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Made a mistake ordering from RS only just been dispatched from the UK. Should have stuck to Element14.

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  Reply # 1505225 2-Mar-2016 21:08
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PANiCnz: Made a mistake ordering from RS only just been dispatched from the UK. Should have stuck to Element14.

 

Maybe not a mistake.

 

I ordered one at 10.30pm 29th from element14. It is a valid company order. Site showed over 140 units in stock ready for next day delivery.

 

Order was completed and paid for then I received a backorder notification yesterday evening with an increased purchase price for the Pi 3! 

 

I emailed them a 'please explain' last night and again today showing the actual web order details and I have yet to receive a reply about this situation. Can't say that I'm impressed with their communication skills so far.

 

 


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geocom:

 

dgashby:

 

Just received mine this afternoon from Element14 Australia :-)

 

 

Nice.

 

One question do element14 still include that massive as booklet with every language with it like in the raspberry pi 2 or have they finally listened to reason and removed it?

 

 

It's now a single A3 sized sheet folded half a dozen times.

 

 

 

 

Sounds much better. Glad to know they took feedback on board. I have brought about 7 Raspberry Pi 2's and that book annoyed me. No option to remove it and enough paper to write a novel that went right in the bin.





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