Continuing with my coverage of the aftermarket AMD RX 5700 models, the first RX 5700 XT that came in was from XFX. They sent over their top of the line model, the RX 5700 THICC II Ultra. Now the THICC branding kind of goes along with the Fatboy branding that I made fun of at the RX590 launch and adding Ultra in as well for the name does make the cards name a little crazy, silly, and long. But none of those things have anything to do with performance. Beyond maybe being a little embarrassed when you tell everyone your new video card is THICC, the name isn’t even in the top 5 things to worry about with your video card purchase. So today I’m going to focus on the card itself, how it performs, and I want to take a look at the new cooler design. Is the new look XFX going back to some of their great past designs or is it sticking with the flashy fake carbon fiber type theme they have been doing recently? Initial looks put the new design as looking good, but let’s find out more.
Product Name: XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra
Review Sample Provided by: XFX
Written by: Wes Compton
Pictures by: Wes Compton
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I always take a look at GPU-Z to confirm that the listed specifications for the card match what I am seeing. Sadly GPUz is still having issues with the new AMD cards. The base clock and the boost clocks didn’t match at all with the specifications. This does at least let you know which BIOS revision I tested with and the AMD driver as well which to simplify things I did test with the updated BIOS that XFX sent out after launch that fixes fan speed/noise issues. Trust me, you don’t want to run that one, it was extremely loud!