Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has 4 CPU cores and can process 4 threads at the same time. The processor was presented in 02/2016 and is based on the 3. Generation of the Broadcom BCM series.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0).

Name: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0)
Family: Broadcom BCM (3)
CPU group: Broadcom BCM2837B0 (1)
Architecture: Cortex-A15
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: Raspberry Pi 4 B (Broadcom BCM2711)

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has 4 cores. The clock frequency of the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) is 1.40 GHz. An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x Cortex-A53
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 1.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has the Broadcom VideoCore 5 installed, which has 2 streaming multiprocessors (24 shaders).

GPU name: Broadcom VideoCore 5
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 2
Shader: 24
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2016
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 5
Direct X: --
Technology: 40 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 1 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) supports a maximum of 1 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 3.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:

3.6 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1 GB
Memory channels: 1 (Single Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe:
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) has a TDP of 7 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 7 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: 4 W
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Broadcom BCM2837B0) is made in 40 nm and has 0.50 MB cache.

Technology: 40 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 0.50 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: No
Operating systems: Linux
Virtualization: None
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: --
Release date: 02/2016
Release price: 35 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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