Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Possible XFX Radeon RX 5500 THICC II Pictured

These could very well be the first pictures of a custom-design Radeon RX 5500 graphics card. Pictures of the purported XFX Radeon RX 5500 THICC II made it to the web courtesy VideoCardz. It's very likely that this is the RX 5500 looking at its power-connectivity, which includes just a single 8-pin PCIe input. An RX 5700-series product would at least feature an 8+6-pin input design. The display I/O is also peculiar, with not one but two dual-link DVI-D connectors (no analog pins on either), and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. The card has the same design language as its THICC series siblings from the RX 5700-series.

The cooling solution uses two shrouds (the front shroud and the back-plate) that meet in the middle in symmetry. Two fans ventilate an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that features two or three 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes. The cooler is longer than the card itself. Based on the 7 nm "Navi 11" silicon, the Radeon RX 5500 features 22 RDNA compute units working out to 1,408 stream processors, boost frequencies of up to 1848 MHz, and up to 8 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface.
Source: VideoCardz
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13 Comments on Possible XFX Radeon RX 5500 THICC II Pictured

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
That seems excessive for an RX 5500. Makes more sense for RX 5600.
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#2
natr0n
Nice design though.
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#3
The Egg
Based on the 7 nm "Navi 11" silicon, the Radeon RX 5500 features 22 RDNA compute units
Shouldn’t that read Navi 14? In any case, an XFX THICC is probably the last card I would choose after GN’s teardown of the 5700 model. It’s already a terrible name to begin with, and now it also has a bad reputation. If that weren’t enough, people shopping in lower price tiers often aren’t going to want (and/or won’t be able to use) an oversized card.
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#4
dj-electric
Waiting to see how again Sapphire's basic design owns much more expensive ones.
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#5
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
The Egg
Shouldn’t that read Navi 14? In any case, an XFX THICC is probably the last card I would choose after GN’s teardown of the 5700 model. It’s already a terrible name to begin with, and now it also has a bad reputation. If that weren’t enough, people shopping in lower price tiers often aren’t going to want (and/or won’t be able to use) an oversized card.
This! GN basically said it was the worst of the bunch and one to avoid so I expect this one to end up on the same list.
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#6
ZoneDymo
Really hard to take you seriously XFX when GN completely wipes the floor with your crappy designed cooler and you just keep on using it without any changes...
Its disrespectful for your consumers and those that test your product.
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#7
lewis007
Just a render, may not even be final spec.
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#8
sutyi
FordGT90Concept
That seems excessive for an RX 5500. Makes more sense for RX 5600.
Since the RX 5500 Series has a quoted TBP of up to 150W, this might be the XT model as far as we know.
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#9
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
INSTG8R
This! GN basically said it was the worst of the bunch and one to avoid so I expect this one to end up on the same list.
The card needs heavy mod to remove the thermal blanket.

XFX needs to watch the GN video and remove all the plastic and backplate
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#10
pseudografx
ZoneDymo
Really hard to take you seriously XFX when GN completely wipes the floor with your crappy designed cooler and you just keep on using it without any changes...
Its disrespectful for your consumers and those that test your product.
Oh, they actually changed it by replacing the Happy Meal Silver with Piano Black!
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#11
Mistral
I like that it's thinner...
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#12
Chrispy_
So when you have two axial fans blowing down onto a fin stack, it's really important that the fins don't run between the fans.

What happens is that the left fan creates high pressure forcing air to the right, and the right fan creates high pressure forcing air to the left. The air pressure between the fan hubs is perfectly balanced, resulting in no airflow.

This heatsink design wastes half of the airflow from each fan. It'll still be okay because even with half the airflow and half the heatsink, it should be overkill for an RX 5500 but once again, it's a really dumb design that like the previous THICC designs is hotter, louder, and larger than it needs to be for no reason other than dumb cosmetics.

Here, I doodled the effective deadzone in red compared to the areas where there will be normal airflow in blue:



Also note how small the fin stack is compared to the ridiculous amount of bolt-on 'MacDonalds plastic', and I may have been overly generous to XFX with regards to where the fin stack ends on the left. I just had to guess.
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#13
Totally
This looks A LOT better than their ThiccBoy III.
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