XFX THICC III Ultra Radeon RX 5700 XT Review
Published: 4th November 2019 | Source: XFX | Price: |
The box is finished in a gorgeous matte that really makes the red elements of the Radeon branding pop, and once you get the card out you can see how harmoniously the packaging matches the card itself. Not something that can always be claimed of graphics cards where the box is usually aimed at grabbing the attention of passers by on a shelf whilst the card is built for performance.
Just look at it. Matte black and chrome is a combination which will never go out of fashion, and the two different fan styles support the passive cooling 0% mode when things are all quiet on the western front.
The backplate is heavily vented with a big and bold XFX logo. It's times like this that you appreciate how rarely they release special edition cards because they nearly always pull out all the stops.
This is the angle you'll spend most of your time looking at so it is nice that the THICC III Ultra looks so good. Sure it's thick, but the recessed power connectors and blended shroud look so good we can almost taste it*
We don't think we'll ever grow weary of looking at the THICC III. A quick straw poll amongst the OC3D team shows that we are struggling to think of a card which looks more attractive when just sat on a desk doing nothing. It's tactile too with those soft curves and cool finish feeling nice in the hand.
The cage at the inside end of the THICC III Ultra probably doesn't do anything but it certainly adds some rigidity to the shroud and yet another element to catch your case RGB lighting. It's very attractive.
We just can't stop looking at it. Those soft curves, the chrome accents against the matte black, it's a bonny thing indeed.
At the business end of the XFX you find the usual Radeon combination of HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, both in their latest form which supports extremely high bandwidth.
*we do not advise licking your graphics card