Well on a non-overclocked system it is a 30% processor increase.

No, it’s actually roughly a 60% increase. If it was just a clock frequency increase, you’d be right. However, the Pi 3 uses a different and improved CPU core (Cortex-A53), which by itself improves performance by roughly 25%. In some cases (and with recompiled code), the performance improvement should be even larger.


Yeah I was (without much dedication I must admit) trying to look up the specs to the Pi2 chip to compare but gave up :P

I sort of like the yearly releases (are they yearly?) as they sort of give me something to look forward to. The past 30 years are slow but every years we get faster!