Pi 3 vs zero

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Pi 3 vs zero

Post by jellybelly » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:06 pm

so with my current build nearing an end, i have an itch for another

so what are the pros and cons of the pi 3 vs the zero?

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by BenOfTheNorth » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:09 pm

Well there's the obvious - size. Pi Zero wins that hands down. The Pi 3 however has so much more power, later consoles should run *much* better. The other downsize is probably needing to strip the ports from the Pi 3 which is a pretty daunting task (For me at least). Pi 3 comes with Wifi/Bluetooth too which is a bonus, and no need for a usb hub as you could solder to the points on the board once you've removed the ports.

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by jellybelly » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:53 am

so what console/ game actually work with the pi3

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by Ramon341 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:44 pm

Heres a list of Pros & Cons for the Pi Zero and Pi 3

Pi Zero Pros

- Extremely Small

- Cheap

-Can be used as a USB Device/ Hacking Module

Pi Zero Cons

EXTREMELY Slow processing power

Requires external USB Hub

No Built In Wifi /Bluetooth

Pi 3 Pros

- Built In USB

-Built in Wifi/Bluetooth

-Fast Processing power compared to Pi Zero


Pi 3 Cons

-Bulkish compared to Pi Zero

-Expensive ($35)

Overall, I would have to say that the Pi 3 is better for retro gaming and processing. Though the Pi Zero is better if you want to use it as a USB device, a small weather station, a hacking module ect.

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by oxy93n » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:00 am

Wait for Pi3 Version A if u have time. This will be a prestipped pi3 with only 1 usb.

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by muniosi » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:21 pm

oxy93n wrote:Wait for Pi3 Version A if u have time. This will be a prestipped pi3 with only 1 usb.
That sounds perfect for GBZ projects, do you have a source? I couldn't find anything on the web.
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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by moosepr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:37 pm

For its size and price, the zero packs a fair punch. The biggest draw to the zero for me is it's low power draw. My project has 2.2 inch screen, gpio buttons, and a 2500mah battery. It lasts about 10 hours on the battery.

If I were to do the exact same project with a pi3, the battery would last 1 hour!

I guess it all depends on the games you want, the battery life you want, and the size of the case you want to fill.

As for a pi A3, it technically would be the next logical step, although a lot of the model a users tend to like the lower power consumption of the current model a
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by oxy93n » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 am

muniosi wrote:
oxy93n wrote:Wait for Pi3 Version A if u have time. This will be a prestipped pi3 with only 1 usb.
That sounds perfect for GBZ projects, do you have a source? I couldn't find anything on the web.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ras ... -and-more/

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by Pap » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:30 am

sorry for unearthing such old topic but in the flavor of it:
i'm looking for a list of what consoles run on what Pi?
like for example (im only theorizing): PS1 won't run on zero but will run smoothly on pi3
or
gamecube will be choppy on zero but smooth on pi3

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Re: Pi 3 vs zero

Post by MishoIV » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:14 am

I am using zero for NES and SNES, it runs fine. Haven't tried PS1, but it is probably unplayable.

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