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PNY microSDXC: Elite vs. Elite Performance vs. PRO Elite vs. Elite-X

PNY has several very similar microSDXC cards with the Elite, Elite Performance, PRO Elite and Elite-X. So, which of these flash memory cards best fit your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

When it comes to general read speed, the PNY Elite microSDXC Cards, PNY PRO Elite microSDXC Cards and PNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards have the same performance. The PNY Elite Performance microSDXC Cards read slightly slower than the others.

The PNY PRO Elite is the fastest out of this group when it comes to launching applications and app performance. The PNY Elite-X comes in second at running software on smartphones and tablets.

For video recordings, only the PRO Elite and Elite-X can sustain a capture rate of at least 30 MB per second.

Overall, the PNY PRO Elite microSDXC is the best out of this group, especially if you are planning to use the flash memory card to store and run apps.

If you are planning to use a card just for storing and transferring files (and not running programs or recording videos), then the PNY Elite microSDXC is the most affordable option.

If you are interested, you can purchase any of the flash memory cards on Amazon with the following links:

Elite vs. Elite Performance vs. PRO Elite vs. Elite-X Comparison Chart

 PNY Elite microSDXC CardsPNY Elite Performance microSDXC CardsPNY PRO Elite microSDXC CardsPNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards
Capacity Options64 GB: P-SDUX64U185GW-GE

128 GB: P-SDUX128U185GW-GE

256 GB: P-SDUX256U1GW-GE
64 GB: P-SDX64U395-GE

128 GB: P-SDX128U395-GE

256 GB: P-SDX256U395-GE

512 GB: P-SDX512U3H–GE
64 GB: P-SDUX64U395PROE-GE

128 GB: P-SDUX128U395PRO-GE

256 GB: P-SDU256V32100PRO-GE

512 GB: P-SDUX512U3100PRO-GE

1 TB: P-SDU1TBV32100PRO-GE
64 GB: P-SDU64GU3100EX-GE

128 GB: P-SDU128U3WX-GE

256 GB: P-SDU256U3100EX-GE
InterfaceUHS-IUHS-IUHS-IUHS-I
Speed ClassClass 10, U1Class 10, U3Class 10, U3Class 10, U3
Read PerformanceUp to 100 MB per secondUp to 95 MB per secondUp to 100 MB per secondUp to 100 MB per second
App PerformanceN/AN/AA1A2
Video SpeedN/AN/AV30 (256GB, 512GB and 1TB)V30 (64GB, 128GB and 256GB)
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Capacity Options

All of the products can be bought in increments of 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB. The PNY Elite Performance and PNY PRO Elite also offer a 512 GB option while the PRO Elite is the only product that has a 1 TB option.

You can take a look at the capacities, as well as model numbers, for the microSDXC cards below:

PNY Elite:

  • 64 GB: P-SDUX64U185GW-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDUX128U185GW-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDUX256U1GW-GE

PNY Elite Performance:

  • 64 GB: P-SDX64U395-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDX128U395-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDX256U395-GE
  • 512 GB: P-SDX512U3H-GE

PNY PRO Elite:

  • 64 GB: P-SDUX64U395PROE-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDUX128U395PRO-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDU256V32100PRO-GE
  • 512 GB: P-SDUX512U3100PRO-GE
  • 1 TB: P-SDU1TBV32100PRO-GE

PNY Elite-X:

  • 64 GB: P-SDU64GU3100EX-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDU128U3WX-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDU256U3100EX-GE

Interface

The PNY Elite microSDXC Cards, PNY Elite Performanc microSDXC Cards, PNY PRO Elite microSDXC Cards and PNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards use the same UHS-I interface.

Speed Class

The PNY Elite has a speed class classification of Class 10, U1 while all the other flash memory cards in this versus guide have a classification of Class 10, U3.

You can find the complete breakdown below:

  • 64 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 128 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 256 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 64 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 512 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 64 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 512 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 1 TB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 64 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3

Read Performance

In terms of general read speed, the PNY Elite Performance is slightly slower than the other cards, which have the same top speed.

You can find the reading speed specifications below:

  • 64 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 512 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 512 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 1 TB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second

App Performance

The 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB Elite-X memory cards feature A1 App Performance, which provides faster launch time and performance when it comes to smartphone and tablet applications.

The 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB versions of the PRO Elite feature A2 App Performance, providing even faster app launch and performance when compared to the A1.

Video Speed

The 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB versions of the PRO Elite in addition to the 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the Elite-X feature V30, which means that these flash memory cards are able to sustained a rate of 30 MB per second when you are recording a video.

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