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


Content Contributer
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.


The Irrational One
Retired Staff
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?