XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II and Thicc III Ultra Review
Published: 20th March 2020 | Source: XFX | Price: £279 and £289 respectively |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.