amazon SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB reviews
SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB – In the past few years, the mobile gaming industry has witnessed a boom with the participation of powerful handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch, or the emergence of generations of “gaming” mobile phones like the recently launched ASUS ROG Phone 3.
Games for mobile systems are increasingly being built more deeply, with a larger scale, even blockbuster games with “terrific” graphics quality like The Witcher 3 or Wolfenstein: Youngblood is also included in the Nintendo Switch, or Call of Duty Mobile and GRID Autosport are also released on mobile phone systems requiring not only the “strength” of the integrated SoC processor but also including the high-speed requirement from the storage memory to be able to upload high-quality and detailed textures, along with the capacity at … terrific large. compared to previous games.
That is why memory card manufacturers continuously release high-speed versions of memory cards to serve the needs of gamers, that SanDisk can consider as the first manufacturer to bring high-end versions of memory cards on the Asian market with the name SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB.
So what is the difference between this high-end memory card model compared to the normal version circulating in the market?
It must be said that in the past few years, the reputation of the microSD memory card from SanDisk has not been appreciated for its speed, even a few days ago when I went to buy a memory card for the Nintendo New 3DS model. To play some games that can only be downloaded on the Nintendo eShop store, the memory card model of this company is not advised to use by the sales staff for gaming purposes.
So when we received a sample of the SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB, the writer was impressed by the way the outer case design, the new microSD card model of the company possesses a completely new style, bringing bold “gaming”, getting out of the rather boring shell design of the previous version, the company did not even hesitate to stamp “for Mobile Gaming” on the box.
Even when holding the card in your hand, you can also notice a very clear difference compared to the previous version when SanDisk uses two tones of red – yellow instead of the familiar gray tone on the memory card version often.
Although there are quite “nonsense” advertisements, such as read speeds up to 160MBps and write speeds up to 60MBps, the test parameters printed directly on the card shows a very different side of the product.
These indicators show that the card’s stable write speed of 30MBps with two U3 and V30 certifications are extremely impressive, 3 times the 10MBps level of standard SanDisk memory cards on the market today.
Even SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB also reaches “standard” A2 for random read / write speed at 4000IOPS / 2000IOPS. This is an extremely important standard for mobile gaming memory cards because most heavy games today store the texture data of objects in separate files, requiring high-level random access to timely meet the processing needs of the central chip.
This metric is even more important than sequential read / write speeds, so even “dedicated” video cards are unlikely to meet today’s heavy gaming demands.
In a quick test with two memory card scoring programs on Android, A1 SD Bench, and SD Card Tester, the results showed that the read speed of the SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB is approximately 85MBps and the write speed is approximately 52MBps.
In actual testing with the Nintendo 3DS, the results showed that games downloaded from the Nintendo eShop like Monster Hunter Generations or Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia had shorter game loading times than using SanDisk Ultra memory cards from 10% up to 20% depending on the game. However, unfortunately, the writer has not had the opportunity to experiment with the “terrific” games on the new Nintendo Switch console platform.
For mobile games, especially on the Android operating system, with most of today’s major titles like Call of Duty Mobile, The Elder Scroll: Blades, or Bright Memory, the writer has not noticed the difference. It is clear between the two “generations” of memory cards because the programmers for the mobile system still give good consideration to mid-range memory cards, but recording and editing video clips in 4K resolution becomes simple. Much simpler and smoother than when using the SanDisk Ultra memory card line, convenient for users who prefer movie features.
Overall, the SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB can be seen as a significant step forward for SanDisk in satisfying the high-end demands of gamers and professionals who need memory cards with compact size and super-speed high.
Beautiful, faster to better meet the heavy gaming needs of gamers, but SanDisk Extreme MicroSDXC 64GB also owns a price that is enough to … “consider” for general users, nearly twice the generation of cards the SanDisk Ultra from the previous generation.