Tuesday, October 8th 2019

XFX Launches the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra

XFX today finally launched their thick, custom version of the AMD Navi-powered RX 5700 XT. The new RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra features a triple-slot (well, 2.7 slots, but who's counting but we?) cooling solution with three cooling fans, thus upping the ante compared to previous XFX THICC graphics cards. XFX boasts hat their THICC III Ultra features a peak Boost clock of 2025 MHz, and typical Boosts in the area of 1935 MHz (a 10.3% increase compared to AMD's reference specs).

The THICC design philosophy stands the test of time here, with the card mainly being black colored, with some silver accents. A thick aluminium fin-stack fed by a copper baseplate and copper heat pipes ensure a constant heat transfer from the GPU chip to the fin-stack array, which now sees three fans working overtime to dissipate all that framerate-produced heat - fed by a pair of 8-pin connectors.
Source: Videocardz
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32 Comments on XFX Launches the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra

#1
ZoneDymo
Great to see they seemingly learned very little from GN
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#2
yakk
Still using stainless steel to cook memory?
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#4
The Egg
The first model was poorly designed, gimmicky, overpriced, and had a buggy BIOS. Stay tuned for the new and improved version of the same.
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#5
Mayclore
I can't wait to see this obnoxious thing melt under any sort of workload.
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#6
Patriot
It's actually the same cooler as the thick ii, they just put in quarter inch thermal pad spacers /s
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#7
Cheeseball
Patriot, post: 4129523, member: 77367"
It's actually the same cooler as the thick ii, they just put in quarter inch thermal pad spacers /s
Dude that was MSI (EVOKE OC RX 5700 XT) that did that. I just returned one due to the higher than normal memory temps.
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#8
Chrispy_
I love the GamersNexus teardown of these cards.

"We fixed it by removing all of the MacDonald's plastic. It's terrible."

No pulling their blows there.
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#9
jeffj7
More fodder for GN
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#10
TheMadDutchDude
LOL!!

The line “which now sees three fans working overtime” - is this seriously in their PR?
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#11
Turmania
Looking at only visiual point of view, it looks class. too bad reviews on it has not been just as good.
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#12
Joss
Just from an aesthetical point of view it's a gorgeous piece, even more than the double fan version, which was already gorgeous.
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#13
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
@XFXSupport you may want to inform the engineers that they need to revise the cards hsf and ram plate, Sapphire doesn't have thermal problems and neither does Power Color. Gamers Nexus tore the card a part and pointed out the flaws

Joss, post: 4129651, member: 152251"
Just from an aesthetical point of view it's a gorgeous piece, even more than the double fan version, which was already gorgeous.
Its only good on a wall in a glass case not being used.

What happened to them between polaris and this is disappointing because the rx480/580s were good.
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#14
TheGuruStud
XFX has been garbage since 7900GT.

The hardware could be defective and they'd still sell it (and send you a defective one back with the same problem even if it's been several months and everyone knows about the defective component).
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#15
Vayra86
Joss, post: 4129651, member: 152251"
Just from an aesthetical point of view it's a gorgeous piece, even more than the double fan version, which was already gorgeous.
Glad you found an upside to this product :D
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#16
Cheeseball
eidairaman1, post: 4129659, member: 40556"
@XFXSupport you may want to inform the engineers that they need to revise the cards hsf and ram plate, Sapphire doesn't have thermal problems and neither does Power Color. Gamers Nexus tore the card a part and pointed out the flaws

Its only good on a wall in a glass case not being used.

What happened to them between polaris and this is disappointing because the rx480/580s were good.
Yeah, I was considering getting this but seeing the Gamers Nexus review showed me otherwise. Despite that, I did get the EVOKE OC (which was also called out by Gamers Nexus for the stupid memory thermal pads, lol) but I returned it a few days later.
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#17
sepheronx
My friend got the reference 5700xt from xfx as it was cheapest. Only because it was reference and the coolers are all the same. Unless they managed to screw that up.
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#18
Totally
ZoneDymo, post: 4129490, member: 66089"
Great to see they seemingly learned very little from GN
Pretty sure they plugged their ears and shouted alalalalala because according to one of their email exchanges "GN is out to get them"
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#19
Dave65
Call me when the THICC VII comes out!
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#20
UltraThicc
Most of the thiccness come from those thermal insulating plastic GPU shroud, the cooler itself is rather normal size.
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#21
gdallsk
jeez, these are getting THICCer and THICCer...
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#22
Valantar
XFX Thicc, now with even more fans for our McDonald plastic to obstruct!
-XFX PR.
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#23
Chrispy_
I don't really get why THICC is a selling point. Making a card huge for no obvious benefit just causes clearance and compatibility problems.

Even if you buy one and strip all of the plastic junk off it, you're still left with a poor cooler design that relies on heatpads to fill gaps instead of soldered junctions, and stainless-steel VRAM and VRM cooling plates which is one of the worst metals possible when it comes to heat transfer.

XFX quite literally ruined a $400+ product to save maybe 10c per card.
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#24
kapone32
Why oh why do GPUs have ot be so big nowadays? Y Does Navi create more heat than Vega and that heatsink is bigger than anything I have seen on Vega.
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#25
JB_Gamer
Question: "2.7 slots, but who's counting but we?"
My response: I am, would never consider buying a card wider than 2S (≥41mm).
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