PNY Elite Performance UHS-1 £45, $23
The PNY Elite Performance claims a 100MB per second read speed, which should make this card the fastest on test. However, in the QuickBench test we recorded a maximum read speed of 82MB per second – making it just faster than the Lexar and a fraction slower than the Transcend. Write speeds recorded through the software showed a maximum of 55MB per second, again putting it just in front of the Lexar. Buffer speed tests, however, showed a marked improvement when compared with the rest of the field, recording a 31MB per second speed, which placed the card at the top of the group when used in-camera.
The PNY Elite Performance, like the majority of cards in our group, also claims to be shock-, water-, and temperature-resistant, and magnet-proof.
This came top in our bufferclearing test – it’s a good choice if you own a high-megapixel camera