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XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Ultra THICC II

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The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Ultra THICC II is one of the highest-clocked Navi custom designs out there. It is cooled by a large triple-slot, dual-fan thermal solution that runs quieter than the AMD reference card and includes idle fan stop. With $440, pricing isn't unreasonable, either.

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Hey, look, here's another cooler that can't beat the 409$ Sapphire Pulse in thermals and noise.

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Hey W1zzard, did you have BSOD or instability problems that are currently haunting some Navi users?
 
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"No hardware-accelerated raytracing" as cons is lake "not nvidia" as cons

Thats like saying Nvidia invented Ray Tracing...dont give them too much credit pls.
 
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Hey, look, here's another cooler that can't beat the 409$ Sapphire Pulse in thermals and noise.

Well, the Pulse also runs the core with less ~100MHz... You have to wait for the Sapphire Nitro+ with higher OC clocks to make a true evaluation of the cooler.
Sapphire Pulse: 1670 MHz / 1815 MHz (base / boost)
Asus STRIX: 1770 MHz / 1905 MHz
Powercolor: 1770 MHz / 1905 MHz
XFX THICC: 1730 MHz / 1980 MHz
only the MSi Evoke is around the same clocks with 1690 MHz / 1835 MHz. Then again, the MSi cooler seems to have been tweaked too harshly, making it unnecessarily loud.

That said, considering the small difference (vs OC versions) in fps, thermals and price, the Pulse is still the strongest contender for the "better deal" prize (probably even against her Nitro+ sibling. We'll see.)
 
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Thats like saying Nvidia invented Ray Tracing...dont give them too much credit pls.

True. I think consideration needs to be put in to W1zz comment on that being a con though. Is raytracing on a card meant for 1440p actually viable? How much FPS loss will be incurred due to turning on raytracing for only a select number of games at 1440p?
 
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look at this dope :D, anyway the worthly side abt raden 5700 is the price+performance value, basicly this model ruined what value term is, i wont go so high $440 if so i would rather get pricey nvidia rx2070 super:)

You would pay $60 dollars more for a card that gets you 4-8 more avg. FPS at 1440p, and still doesn't play 4k at 60FPS?
 
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Well, the Pulse also runs the core with less ~100MHz... You have to wait for the Sapphire Nitro+ with higher OC clocks to make a true evaluation of the cooler.
Sapphire Pulse: 1670 MHz / 1815 MHz (base / boost)
Asus STRIX: 1770 MHz / 1905 MHz
Powercolor: 1770 MHz / 1905 MHz
XFX THICC: 1730 MHz / 1980 MHz
only the MSi Evoke is around the same clocks with 1690 MHz / 1835 MHz. Then again, the MSi cooler seems to have been tweaked too harshly, making it unnecessarily loud.

That said, considering the small difference (vs OC versions) in fps, thermals and price, the Pulse is still the strongest contender for the "better deal" prize (probably even against her Nitro+ sibling. We'll see.)

That's not how things work. The pulse runs actual speeds north of 1880Mhz. Those frequencies are like NVIDIA's, they get surpassed in actual work
Look at the pulse compered to the thicc ultra in performance relative to the RTX 2070S, they are virtually identical in speed, with some minor 2% difference. Throwing all that for a hot mess and 45W to the card is insanity. XFX's THICC II Ultra is criminally inefficient for its architecture and lithography. This card is almost 2014 maxwell level of performance pet watt.
 
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yes simply becouse i dont own any 4k monitor, only have dell 1080p and acer vgo 2k, and i think my cpu doesnt match highend gpu, so 4k is useless for me:p

Just my thoughts I guess but when you are playing a graphics intensive game like monster hunter world at 64 fps or 65 fps, respectively, I don't see the $60 value add. To each their own.
 
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I would switch over to AMD if they would reduce the power consumption and heat.
 
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Just my thoughts I guess but when you are playing a graphics intensive game like monster hunter world at 64 fps or 65 fps, respectively, I don't see the $60 value add. To each their own.
yes couldnt agree more, i know the feel high framerate experince, is hard to go back to 30fps if we alr playing in high 60-240hz :)
 
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If it consumes that much more power than a standard card, any info on how it does with undervolting?
 
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Hey, look, here's another cooler that can't beat the 409$ Sapphire Pulse in thermals and noise
Yes, the Sapphire Pulse seems to be the sweet spot of all 5700 XT cards; and that on just 25.5 x 13.5 cm.
Kudos to their brilliant heatsink/secondary heatsink design.
 
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If it consumes that much more power than a standard card, any info on how it does with undervolting?
I hate it that nobody does this in their reviews. This is like one of the things you have to go for (if you are any tech savvy user at all which you should be if you are reading this site) when buying this card series, just like the vegas (both the 56 and 64) as well as rx 580s.

What the FU*K?
 
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That's not how things work. The pulse runs actual speeds north of 1880Mhz. Those frequencies are like NVIDIA's, they get surpassed in actual work

The proportion is the same if you check the clocks reached by each in their respective reviews. Pulse goes up to ~1930MHz... while both the STRIX and the THICC reach ~2050MHz, for example. That's around the said 100+ MHz difference. The XFX even runs almost all the time at 1.20V when the Pulse wanders around at quite lower 1.1x values. Therefore, the beefier Sapphire Nitro+ is going to be the better comparison card for these higher OC'ed ones.
I'm not defending the THICC, it's not definitely the one I would buy. Until we see the Nitro+, so far, the Pulse seems the 5700 XT card to get, since it's predictable that the Nitro+ will probably behave something like the Asus or so (bit more performance and bit worse on noise/thermals).
 
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Why is it overvolted? Doesn't navi run at 2ghz on stock voltage?
 
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Why is it overvolted? Doesn't navi run at 2ghz on stock voltage?

Stock 5700xt averaged 1.887 GHz and this one averaged 1.994 GHz, so over 100 MHz more clock speeds for gaming. Vanilla 5700XT was all ready over the chip optimum voltages, this just exaggerated those even further. Navi can be superb on perf/W as 5700:s shows.

"No hardware-accelerated raytracing" as cons is lake "not nvidia" as cons

If competing graphics cards at the same price range have HW for accelerated ray tracing, then it's is a clear con to not having them. AMD _will_ have HW accelerated ray tracing capable gpus in the future and until then, it's a missing feature for their cards.
 
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50 degree at idle and 77 during load... ?? Even with that giant heatsink.

Decent performance for an enthusiast card but energy consumption and the heat produced are still a weak point of AMD graphics cards

They put a little sun inside that card or what ?
 
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50 degree at idle and 77 during load... ?? Even with that giant heatsink.

Decent performance for an enthusiast card but energy consumption and the heat produced are still a weak point of AMD graphics cards

They put a little sun inside that card or what ?

It's more like a problem of XfX cramming clocks and powerlimit to the max, than anything what amd does(Well AMD allowes AIBs to do that, but I see that more as a plus than a con). If one could run this with i.e. Powercolor Red devil bios or even bios with same configuration, it would most certainly run quite cool and quiet.
 
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