With an improvement in processor speed, the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ improves performance when used in applications such as PC replacement (the Raspian software applications will run quicker, and graphics will load faster), media server (video streaming is smoother), and retro gaming (games will run quicker and more smoothly on old consoles such as PlayStation 1 and 2). Enhancements in the Raspberry Pi's networking abilities such as dual band WiFi, faster Ethernet, and all-new Power Over Ethernet (POE) functionality via POE HAT (coming soon), make the Model 3 B+ an ideal and cost-efficient solution for networking applications including wireless access points (WiFi and Bluetooth), IP, CCTV, security cameras, audio and video streaming, VoIP and video calling, and Internet servers.
Thicker Traces to the PCB to Decrease Heat
3X Faster Ethernet Compared to the Current Raspberry Pi 3
Dual Band WiFi Improves Streaming HD Video Over WiFi
40-Pin GPIO Header and 4 USB 2.0 Ports
Power Consumption Lowered by Between 0.5 and 1 W
Audio Circuit Incorporates a Dedicated Low-Noise Power Supply
While Having Updated Features, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Has the Same Form Factor as Previous Model B Boards, So Adopting the B+ Is a Breeze