Raspberry Pi 2: What’s Changed?

Rasp­ber­ry Pi 2 Mod­el B is released. Pi 2 is com­ing with upgrad­ed Proces­sor and RAM com­pared to it’s first gen­er­a­tion of Rasp­ber­ry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

The new Pi 2 has proces­sor on-board is a 900MHz quad-core chip and have 1GB of RAM. The com­pa­ny claims that The New Pi 2 has 6x per­for­mance improve­ment over Pi Mod­el B+. Still it car­ries same price $35 as well as rough­ly the same form fac­tor.

The Rasp­ber­ry Pi 2 has a ARMv7 quad-core proces­sor that runs at 900MHz, com­pared to a sin­gle-core CPU that ran at 700MHz in the first gen­er­a­tion. The Rasp­ber­ry Pi 2 also has 1GB of RAM which is dou­bled from 512MB of its first gen­er­a­tion.

Rest of the spec­i­fi­ca­tions are same as Rasp­ber­ry Pi Mod­el B+ includes, 40 GPIO pins, 4 USB 2.0 ports, a push-​push micro SD card socket,HDMI port, 3.5mm jack, and 10100 LAN port.

The new Rasp­ber­ry Pi 2 also sup­ports Win­dows 10, Microsoft con­firmed that its Win­dows 10 will run on Pi 2. “We are excit­ed about our work with the Rasp­ber­ry Pi Foun­da­tion and to share that Win­dows 10 will sup­port Rasp­ber­ry Pi 2,” wrote Kevin Dal­las, Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Win­dows IoT Group in a blog­post. The com­pa­ny also announced that Win­dows 10 will be free for the Mak­er com­mu­ni­ty through the Win­dows Devel­op­er Pro­gram for IoT.