Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard

Last updated date: May 9, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
391 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great price, includes 64-bit quad-core ARM CPU. Offers built-in Bluetooth capability and WiFi connectivity. Includes 4 USB ports and 1 HDMI port.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
WIFI and Bluetooth baked into the board. Fastest Raspberry Pi yet. 64bit quad core processor
- Tech Spot
Built-in wireless communications is a big deal for the Raspberry Pi and enables the Pi to be used as a an IoT (Internet of Things) platform for very little outlay. To use these new wireless components you'll need to update your Raspbian image to the latest version or download and flash the latest image to an 8GB or larger micro SD card.
- Tech Radar
March 15, 2016 | Full review
The card-sized Raspberry Pi 3’s newfound power lies in a trio of upgrades: A new system-on-chip (SoC) with more potent graphics and computing capabilities, onboard 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, and onboard Bluetooth 4.1/Low Energy support.
- PC World
April 19, 2016 | Full review
One of the best things about the Pi 3 and one of the highlights of the Raspberry Pi 3 review is its price. You have to remember that the Pie contains the majority of the components found within a desktop PC and for all of these components its price is tiny. It is an extremely versatile product with endless possibilities.
- Home Media Portal
April 9, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Very basic features. Setup can be tricky.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Very power hungry and 2.5A power supply needed. Setup may be imposing for some people
- Tech Spot
Very power hungry and 2.5A power supply needed. An evolution rather than a revolution. Can get rather warm when pushed
- Tech Radar
March 15, 2016 | Full review
Setup may be imposing for some people. Requires several accessories to use
- PC World
April 19, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Raspberry Pi is a single computer board — developed to encourage and aid the teaching of programming and computing. It is also a fantastic starting point for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The low cost and 'plug and play' nature of Pi makes for a board that is accessible to all and has numerous connectivity options. Pi is the perfect experimental tool, whether you want to use it as a desktop computer, media centre, server or monitoring/security device within your home. No limits. Linux-based operating systems run on the Pi with plenty of access to free software and downloads. What is more, there is a great Pi community out there — look at DesignSpark, the design engineer community at internet.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
2. ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Thermaltake View 37 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 2
4. MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Gigabyte ATX DDR4 Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Gigabyte AMD AM3+ Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 1
8. MSI Performance GAMING Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 2
9. MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350 Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 5
10. ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 Motherboard
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 5

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