XFX THICC III Ultra Radeon RX 5700 XT Review

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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.

XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Box  

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.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Card  

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.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Backplate  

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*


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Side  

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.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Fix  

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.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Endplate  

We just can't stop looking at it. Those soft curves, the chrome accents against the matte black, it's a bonny thing indeed.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Power Input  

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.


XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Display outputs  

*we do not advise licking your graphics card

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Most Recent Comments

04-11-2019, 16:13:10

Excalabur50
I watched this review and I agree with you Tom, it's great that XFX took it on the chin and then made a better product as now more people will by their product knowing they try and do the right thing.Quote

04-11-2019, 16:24:56

AlienALX
If at first you don't succeed, make another card.

Oh well, at least they've sorted it out.Quote

04-11-2019, 16:45:49

23RO_UK
It's about the only triple slot card I'd entertain buying, I love it's aesthetic - kudos to XFX for going back to the drawing board and returning with a great product.Quote

05-11-2019, 04:22:14

Yttersta
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I watched this review and I agree with you Tom, it's great that XFX took it on the chin and then made a better product as now more people will by their product knowing they try and do the right thing.

I remember Evga sending free thermal pads to everybody for screwing up with their original 10 series cards a couple years back. To compare these two, Evga used mostly regular post for things that weighed 5 grams, and occupied near zero space in shipment. XFX is shipping an entire cooling assembly that weighs over 500grams, and takes up as much space as a hard cover book.


Evga got worlds of praise, XFX is talked here in quiteness really.



Funny story, a year ago or so Evga tried to charge me - as the unhappy customer - around the globe shipping for a defective product that was under warranty (CLC280 that had the worst cold plate defect that would cause the shape of the plate to push any thermal paste out within days, which also died within a few days of the RMA request very luckily - I didn't send the cooler in as getting a new one from Corsair was about the same cost as the shipping Evga wanted). I share this experience because of how much it was that they charged me as XFX must be going through a lot of shipping costs because of this. Well done XFX.Quote

05-11-2019, 05:17:07

Warchild
the nicest looking card on the market.

The ONE and ONLY thing I dislike is when looking at it from the front. The chrome plate inbetween each fan looks flimsy and cheap. The rest of it just oozes excellence.Quote
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