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Review: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 9, 2019.

  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 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 Member 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 Active Member

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

    Robbo9999 Maha 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.
     
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    SweenJM Master Guru

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    Agreed, and lets not forget that some of us aren't scared to crank the fans up all the way.
     

  11. Undying

    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 Member 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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    BReal85 Master Guru

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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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