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PNY Elite Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card Review

PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB SDXC Card

Introduction

This PNY Elite Performance UHS-I U3 64GB SDXC Card (P-SDX64U395-GE) brings high read speed of 95MB/s and a U3 write speed that means it supports continuous write speeds of at least 30MB/s. Elite Performance cards are available in 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities. The 32GB version is rated U1 while the other cards are rated U3. PNY memory cards have a lifetime warranty in USA and 5-year warranty in Europe. The card tested is marked made in Korea. Packaging has UPC 751492583358.

PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB SDXC Card Back

Performance

This U3 rated card is an update to the previous 64GB U1 version tested earlier. Both cards have similar read and write speed performance. The PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB card reached up to 97.5 MB/s sequential read speed in card reader benchmarks, which is slightly faster than the 95MB/s claimed read speed. The write speed measured 68.7 MB/s in the highest benchmark.

Card: PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600

PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB
Card Reader Benchmarks
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1000MB
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512KB
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512KB
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4KB
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QD1
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QD32
Delkin Black Rugged Card Reader97.48864.05983.4137.2304.1981025.00.953232.75.2911291.71.169285.3
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II USB-C Reader97.09962.89183.2207.3274.3071051.60.948231.55.4281325.31.175286.8
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader SDDR-40997.03663.01283.1387.2374.1401010.80.926226.25.4511330.81.050256.5
SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Reader/Writer97.03664.17283.6637.1794.2541038.60.950232.05.4671334.81.131276.1
Hama USB 3.0 Card Reader SD96.63468.51287.55322.0855.2521282.30.956233.47.1091735.60.974237.9
Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader96.59868.53086.65926.7115.6841387.60.963235.17.6731873.31.159283.0
Sony S1 High Speed UHS-II Reader/Writer96.54564.20483.3587.2184.3441060.70.940229.45.2511282.01.088265.7
Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II96.53668.44986.04818.9885.6141370.70.953232.77.3711799.61.176287.1
Hama USB Type-C 3.1 UHS-II Card Reader96.47467.26886.21722.3415.2951292.70.948231.47.5171835.31.068260.7
Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader95.24768.45484.52138.7115.1551258.60.899219.47.0051710.31.121273.8
Delkin Multi-Card CFast SD UHS-II microSD Reader95.04054.55186.81711.8715.4691335.30.985240.47.4161810.51.137277.6
Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader95.01468.56686.03338.0805.7321399.30.913223.07.4431817.01.084264.7
Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader94.96368.53086.47335.3235.5471354.40.948231.57.3501794.41.018248.4
Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader94.90268.28084.07826.1615.2551282.90.904220.87.0721726.51.093266.8
SanDisk ImageMate Pro Multi-Card Reader/Writer94.85163.43581.7847.4484.014980.00.929226.85.3031294.61.165284.5
Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II94.76567.60285.94934.5155.4771337.30.958233.87.3301789.61.106270.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black94.68068.52184.17520.6075.0321228.50.894218.46.7891657.41.114272.1
SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer94.33068.66985.89322.5205.3481305.60.949231.87.1951756.51.140278.2
Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader94.14468.63385.97728.3845.5381352.10.956233.37.3601796.81.164284.3
Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black93.86668.32083.59422.0134.2671041.80.829202.45.3481305.61.078263.1
Delkin Travel Reader93.78268.38783.84432.6295.5481354.60.954233.07.4631821.91.061259.0
ProMaster Professional Dual Card Reader SD UHS-II93.64062.65485.7527.2135.6271373.81.055257.67.4521819.21.135277.0
Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF993.30668.56185.94934.6885.3771312.80.954232.87.4711823.91.047255.6
SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.092.15866.34576.31123.5183.726909.70.806196.74.3171053.90.852208.1
Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader91.98067.53282.21431.0595.1881266.70.900219.87.1121736.31.043254.5

The PNY Elite Performance 64GB SDXC card will be tested in cameras and results will be shown to the table below.

PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB
Tested in Camera
Write Speed
(MB/s)
Fuji X-T357.7
Canon EOS R55.0
Nikon Coolpix P100031.6

Cameras tested with this card: Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Coolpix P1000

The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.

PNY Elite Performance U3 64GB SD — Internal Card Information
Serial number (PSN)3200255646
Product Name (PNM)SD64G
Product Revision1.0
Manufacturer ID (MID)0x00009e
OEM ID (OID)BE
Manufacture Date (MDT)03/2017
Total capacity64,087,916,544 bytes

The internal card identification register of the PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s 64GB card shows the OEM ID (OID) "BE," indicating the card was produced by Lexar. PNY does not manufacture controllers or NAND flash memory and relies on other suppliers to source their SD memory cards.

Available sizes and prices

Compare prices on the PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.

CardSize
GB
Lowest
$ / GB
Prices
AmazonB&H PhotoAdorama
PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s U1 SD32$0.42$13.47$13.99$15.99
PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s U3 SD64$0.31$19.98$24.99$29.99
PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s U3 SD128$0.27$33.95$44.99$59.99
PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s U3 SD256$0.31$79.99$89.99$119.99
PNY Elite Performance 95MB/s U3 SD512$0.29$149.95$199.99$229.99