XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review

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XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review

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Despite there being a clear difference in the number of fans the two Thicc XFX cards are surprisingly similar. We said when we reviewed the RX 5700 XT Thicc that the card is gorgeous and the use of the cooler on the two RX 5600 XTs hasn't diminished its attractiveness.

XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

The Thicc II is the dual fan option and a little bit shorter in length for those of you with smaller cases. With the efficiency of the Navi GPU it is also a surprisingly effective cooling solution, but we're get to the performance in a moment.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

If you prefer your graphics card to be a dominating factor in your system then the triple fan Thicc III Ultra certainly is the better of the two to plump for thanks to its extra length and there being more fans, because we all know more is better.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

Looking at the backplates is probably the easiest way to tell the two cards apart. The top card is the Thicc II with it's shorter length and single 8 pin PCIe power input.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

By virtue of the beefier factory overclock the power requirements of the Thicc III Ultra are upped with an extra 6 pin PCIe power connector, as well as the obvious length element.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

Both cards have the nicely rounded Thicc cooler, one of the more attractive options on the market. It's easy to grow weary of endless sharp angles and deep slashes, so the simplicity and curvaceousness of the Thicc cooler are a nice change. At the business end we find AMDs usual reliance upon DisplayPort outputs sitting alongside a single HDMI.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

Although we're using the Thicc III Ultra here for demonstration purposes the heatsink and plethora of copper heat pipes that form the basis for the XFX cooling solution are used on both cards. It is a very pleasant thing to look at. Of course performance is the key element so we'll look at overclocking these two RX 5600 XT cards and then get down to finding out how they perform.


XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  
XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review  

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Most Recent Comments

20-03-2020, 15:25:05

AngryGoldfish
What a gorgeous card.Quote

20-03-2020, 15:27:58

AlienALX
Yeah they are eye candy alright. Glad XFX have managed to match performance to the looks.Quote

20-03-2020, 15:52:10

NeverBackDown
Agreed the looks are phenomenal.

They went to the XFX black edition AMD 290 series. They were/are still some of the best looking cards. Nice to see they finally are using that style again after so many years of just bleh designs.Quote

20-03-2020, 17:09:59

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Agreed the looks are phenomenal.

They went to the XFX black edition AMD 290 series. They were/are still some of the best looking cards. Nice to see they finally are using that style again after so many years of just bleh designs.
Yeah. One has to wonder what XFX was thinking. Those designs would have been ok a decade ago, but things have moved on.

Remember when Windows weren't on every case, and plastic windows were a premium feature? Simpler times. Oh, and when putting cables behind your motherboard tray wasn't even a thing?Quote

20-03-2020, 17:31:21

Bartacus
Sexy! And more importantly, color neutral and not full of RGBeees!Quote
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