Last week on Pi Day marked the release of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with a slightly higher clocked Cortex-A53 processors, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, faster Ethernet, and other minor enhancements over its predecessor.
I've been spending the past few days putting the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ through its paces the past few days with an array of benchmarks while comparing the performance to other ARM SBCs as well as a few lower-end Intel x86 systems too. Here is all you need to know about the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ performance.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ comes in at the usual $35 USD price point. I was able to buy a unit for testing shortly after launch from Adafruit, but to little surprise a few days later most of the retailers are already out-of--stock on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ or at some are not yet stocked in the first place... The challenge of new Raspberry Pi launches often seems to be the availability.