The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Thicc III Ultra is an immediately impressive graphics card with loads of metal and one of the biggest overclocks on the market today. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, which has proven to be one of AMD’s best high-end GPUs in years, is underneath it.
The new version comes with higher clocks, longer cooler with 3 fans and more optimized fan settings. The card is running at 1935 MHz Game Clock & 2025 MHz Boost clock, which is a significant increase over the AMD reference design.
Equipped with the bus to 256-bit and 8GB of memory to 14Gbps, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is the option of technologies dedicated to the acceleration of ray tracing as well as ensuring high performance in 1440p up to size 8K at an acceptable price considering other options equal to its type. In addition XFX turns up the power draw to push clocks even higher by swapping out the dual 100mm chrome fans with two 90mm and one 100mm fan and strenghtening the cooling design under the shroud to fix heating issues.
More power requires more power thus demands for a pair of 8-pin power connectors rather than 6-pin and 8-pin connections. The presence of two connectors for auxiliary 8-pin connector on the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra corresponds to an increase in consumption thus recommends a PSU 600W to power the entire system. Its Performance BIOS is rated for 230 watts, 20W more than the previous model while a secondary Quiet BIOS is accessible via a physical switch on the board, drops the power to 195W for those who are looking for power efficiency. The Thicc III Ultra pushes the pedal to the metal even harder, hitting a blistering 1,935MHz Game Clock in Performance mode, with a base clock of 1,810MHz.
This card is made from dark metal with the matte material used along every side of the PCB while chrome-effect borders are used along every edge of this GPU which ring the cooling fans. Chrome is also used for the heavy-duty grille at the end of the card. There is more heavy metal to keep things from getting hot and loud as more power is required. No RGB LEDs here but XFX is still one of the best-looking graphics cards on the market today with a nice design.
XFX again made the packaging very basic with a box just large enough to include the video card. You might need to go online to find out what makes the THICC III different than any other RX 5700 XT already on the market.
The Radeon 5700 series will also be the first commercial consumer graphics card that is PCIe Express 4.0 compatible. AMD today will launch the reference products, the AIB card with custom designs and cooling will follow in the weeks to come.