XFX RX 5600XT THICC II Pro Review

Introduction

Now and again, in between GPU cycles manufacturers like to keep their product lines fresh by releasing refreshed GPUs. XFX has done this with their RX 5600XT THICC II Pro by increasing its factory core/memory clocks on these new cards. The new refreshed RX 5600 XT THICC II Pro features the same full metal backplate, XFX’s Double Dissipation fan cooler, has a higher base clock of 1560MHz, and an increased memory clock to 14 Gbs. Even with the increased core/memory clocks the new RX 5600 XT THICC II Pro still maintains the MSRP of the 12 Gbs model at $299.

We would like to thank XFX for sending us the RX 5600XT THICC II Pro to review.

XFX’s Take on the RX 5600XT THICC II Pro

Features:

  • Zero DB Fan Technology
  • Dual Fan Cooler Design
  • XFX 3 Year Warranty

Core Clocks:

  • Game Clock: 1560MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1620MHz
  • 6GB GDDR6
  • Memory Speed: 14Gbps

XFX RX 5600XT THICC II Pro Features and Technical Specifications

Features and Specifications

Technical Specifications:

Model Number RX-56XT6DF46
Product Name AMD Radeon™ RX 5600 XT
Product Description XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO-14GBPS 6GB BOOST UP TO 1620M D6  3xDP HDMI
Launch Date Jan 2019
UPC Number 778656079472
Bus Type  PCI-E 4.0
Game Clock 1620MHz
Boost Clock 1560MHz
Stream Processors 2304
Memory Bus 192 bit
Memory Clock 14 Gbps
Memory Size 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6
Card Profile Dual slot
Thermal Solution DD Fansink
External Power  8-pin
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 450 watt
Card Dimension (cm) 34 x 24 x 8
Card Dimension (inch)  13.39 x 9.45 x 3.15

 

Packaging and Unboxing

The RX 5600XT THICC II Pro arrives with an all-black box that is accented with AMD red. On the front of the box is an upright photo of the THICC II Pro with some specifications denoted in the lower-left corner that includes 14 Gbs memory clock and PCIe 4.0 compatibility.

Looking at the back of the THIIC II Pro’s box, it outlines some of the new features of the RX 5600XT such as RDNA, FreeSync2 HDR, FidelityFX, Image Sharpening, and Anti-Lag to name a few. In the lower-left corner, it also lists additional features such as:

  • 7nm GPU
  • GDDR6 Memory
  • PCI Express 4.0 support
  • Video Streaming up to 8K
  • Async Compute
  • Radeon Boost

Removing the outer box reveals a brown cardboard box that has the XFX logo embossed on the top.

Opening the inner box, we find the XFX RX 5600XT THICC II Pro secured between some cardboard and stored in an anti-static bag.

Now that the THICC II Pro is fully unboxed, we see there are a few other items included in the packaging which consist of an installation guide, driver pamphlet, and a power adapter cable.

A Closer Look

With the THICC II Pro now fully unboxed, we get our first close-up look at the GPU. Like other XFX THICC II coolers the RX 5600 XT has the same sleek rounded look but has done away with the chrome that we’ve seen on the RX 5700XT models. The RX 5600XT THICC II Pro is cooled by dual 100mm fans which is standard for THICC II coolers.

Taking a closer look at the fans, XFX went with an 11-blade design and has replaced the gold emblems on the RX 5700 XT with bronze ones. We very much welcome this change, as the bronze blends much nicer with a build and, in our option, looks better.

Moving to the THICC II Pro’s side, we see the rounded edge of the cooler as well in the aluminum fin of the heatsink.  Looking to the lower left, we see where the THICC II Pro receives its power from the 8-pin power connectors in addition to the power provided by the PCIe slot.

Much like the look of the chrome version of the THICC II cooler the RX 5600XT has a similar finned look toward the front of the card.

Looking to the I/O plate, we find 4 display outputs with three being DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one an HDMI 2.0 port. We love the thought XFX puts into their I/O locations by placing all display outputs on a single row. This gives the RX 5600XT the possibility of becoming a single-slot card if a water block is designed for it. Another nice addition to the I/O plate is the XFX cutout that adds a little uniqueness to XFX cards.

Moving to the top of the card is a black metal backplate which is branded with the XFX logo and speckled with ventilation cutouts throughout. We like seeing metal backplates included with GPUs as it adds structure to the card to prevent sagging as well as helps with heat dissipation.



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