Review: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Nice and THICC, join us in a review of the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra. XFX is back and offers a slick 'n thick looking product that comes with proper clocks, proper looks being customized al...

    Update: please revisit the noise levels as we redid the tests. The BIOS and driver updates and possibly a defective card resulted in a too-high fan RPM. I am still investigating to what exactly is/was the cause.

    Review: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra
     
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  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Ah, man just in time. This review is Thicc as Nicky Minaj's retirement announcement.
     
  3. msotirov

    msotirov Active Member

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    Nice to see it trading punches with the 2080.
     
  4. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Seems like a decent option if you intend to OC without liquid cooling. Otherwise, I'd rather opt for something thinner.
     

  5. buhehe

    buhehe Master Guru

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    So...
    • 3 slots cooler
    • more expensive than reference (I assume)
    • louder than reference
    What a disaster. Why would anyone buy it?
     
  6. rm082e

    rm082e Master Guru

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    Yeah, I've been on the fence between this and a 2070 Super. I had hoped this big cooler would keep the noise and temperatures under control. I'm disappointed to see it's as noisy as it is.
     
  7. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    • Load temps lower
    • Factory overclock
    • Better built PCB(while AMD builds their reference PCB very well, this has a better VRM And better chokes)
    • Better cooling solution for higher overclocks and power play table mods
    • XFX Warranty
     
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  8. Digilator

    Digilator Master Guru

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    Take a look at Sapphire, Gigabyte or Asus cards.
    All should be cool and quiet.
     
  9. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Ancient Guru

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    Not impressed, the main reason to get a 3rd party card is improved noise levels, better temperatures and a little more performance - this card is super loud though, that's a deal breaker in my eyes because the supposed improved noise levels of 3rd party cards is I think the most important reason for their existence, as the increased performance is only slight and therefore more inconsequential.
     
  10. Agreed, and lets not forget that some of us aren't scared to crank the fans up all the way.
     

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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I like thicc cards and thicc girls.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Second.
     
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    ZXRaziel Master Guru

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    Good looking cards actually , but what's up with the loud fans ?
     
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    The fact that rgb is missing is a big plus but if i had to go with a 5700xt i would go with the sapphire one or strix because of the acoustics. But that's a darn sexy card !
     
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    I absolutely have to say, this is a great looking graphics card!!
     

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    Disappointed by the non-thicc pics.
     
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    Remember this is the Ultra version of Thicc II. The Thicc II "normal" version is quieter and cooler.
     
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    XFX need to go back to their perverted innuendo ads. Everyone loved those. Seriously.
     
  19. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Update: please revisit the noise levels as we redid the tests. The BIOS and driver updates and possibly a defective card resulted in a too-high fan RPM. I am still investigating to what exactly is/was the cause.
     
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    Does it have bios switch?
    Have they actually released an updated bios?

    yup , bios updates on the website.
     
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