On Friday my Raspberry Pi 3 arrived for benchmarking. For our first benchmarks of this Cortex-A53 64-bit ARM $35 development board is a comparison against eight other ARMv7 and ARMv8 development boards running their official Linux distributions while carrying out a range of benchmarks. Here are those raw performance results along with a performance-per-dollar comparison for additional insight into this low-cost ARM development board.
For those that were out of it this week, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is still a $35 board and it features a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core (Cortex-A53) ARMv8 processor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth Low-Energy (LE), 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, and the same VideoCore IV graphics as the earlier Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi 3 has the same form factor as the earlier Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ boards. Other similarities with the older boards (aside from the Pi Zero) are four USB ports, 40 GPIO pins, HDMI, Ethernet (via USB still, sadly), micro-SD card slot, camera interface, display interface, and other connectivity.