XFX THICC III Ultra Radeon RX 5700 XT Review
Published: 4th November 2019 | Source: XFX | Price: |
XFX are one of those companies that we don't come across too often. They have a niché and they are willing to stick to it. Rather than releasing 57 different varieties of the same product, instead you get a handful of which we normally review the one that will prove to be the most popular amongst the buying public.
Today that particular model is the THICC III Ultra. If you've been following graphics card news you can't have helped but come across the stories regarding the problems of the THICC II, particularly in terms of the undispersed heat and raw volume of the cooler, so it was with some trepidation that we approached the THICC III. The fact that this model has appeared so swiftly after the second one shows that XFX are accepting of the faults of the earlier THICC card though, so rather than let it quietly die off they have performed a mea culpa and hopefully fixed all those issues.
That is, as always, what we're here to find out. The RX 5700 XT Navi GPU has been a popular offering around these parts of late, with most of the graphics cards we've recently reviewed falling under the Radeon banner, so there has never been a better time to not only discover if the THICC III Ultra is everything the THICC II should be, and how it compares to the other partner cards on the market.
As an aside, can we stop typing THICC yet? It sets our teeth on edge. What's wrong with thick? It reminds us of the Gigabyte Xtreme. Modern spelling is frustrating. Ahem. Onwards to see how the XFX performs.