Raspberry Pi 2 - Version 1.2 - upgrade to 64-Bit

Discussion in 'SBC, ARM, Home Automation' started by wlanboy, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

    May 16, 2013
    The revision 1.2 of the Raspberry Pi 2 has now a BCM2837 CPU with up to 900 MHz and includes 1 GB RAM.
    Looking at the Raspberry Pi 3 with it's 1.2 GHz, the main difference between them is the the WiFi and Bluetooth module.

    Some might think that this is a stupid idea, but their are some advantages:

    • RP2 on the same 64bit plattform
    • RP2 with the same amount of RAM
    • RP3 as an upgrade if someone needs Wifi and/or Blueooth (and UART issues)

    For me the Raspberry Pi 3 had two major issues:

    • Heat - looks like the > 1 Ghz need active cooling
    • First on 64 bit - not that good for software support

    Both checked with the new revision of the Raspberry Pi 2.
    HalfEatenPie likes this.
  2. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

    Mar 25, 2013
    I haven't been following the Raspberry Pi development for a while.

    Wasn't Raspberry Pi 3 released after Raspberry Pi 2?  Did they now release a second revision version or something?

    Lets say I want to get myself another Raspberry Pi.  Should I get 3 or 2 version 1.2?