With well over half of PC gamers still playing in 1080P, not everyone requires the latest and greatest graphics card. At 1080P, this is where the mid-tier GPU can provide the user with excellent performance at a very appealing price. Over the past few years, AMD has really disrupted this space. First, its previous RX generation of cards and now they have done it again with the new Navi architecture. With the release of AMD’s new RX 5600XT, it hopes to bring the performance that 1080P gamers crave at a price point they can afford. XFX has joined the RX 5600XT ranks by extending its THICC line of cards with the new THICC III Ultra. This card boasts a boost clock of 1750MHz, 6GB of GDDR6 memory with a speed of 12Gbps, triple-fan cooler, and a 3-year limited warranty, all for an MSRP of $320.
We would like to thank XFX for sending us the RX 5600XT THICC III Ultra to review.
XFX’s Take on the RX 5600XT THICC III Ultra
- Zero DB Fan Technology
- Chrome-like Cooler Design
- XFX 3 Year Warranty
- Game Clock: 1660MHz
- Boost Clock: 1750MHz
- 6GB GDDR6
- Memory Bus: 192 bit
- Memory Speed: 12Gbps
Features and Specifications
|Bus Type||PCI-E 4.0|
|Boost Clock||Up to 1750MHz|
|Memory Bus||192 bit|
|Memory Clock||12 Gbps|
|Memory Size||6 GB|
|Card Profile||Dual Slot|
|Thermal Solution||Triple Fansink|
|Outputs||HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 HDR with Digital Stream Compression 1.2a (DSC 1.2a) support which offers a single-cable visually lossless 4K/240Hz, 4K/120Hz/HDR or 8K HDR 60Hz experience.|
|Card Dimension (cm)||32.6 x 14.8 x 4.4|
|Card Dimension (inch)||12.83 x 5.83 x 1.73|
Packaging and Unboxing
The XFX RX 5600XT THICC III Ultra arrives in a fully matte black box with accents of AMD red throughout. On the front of the package is the RX 5600 XT THICC III Ultra standing tall, showing off its triple-fan cooler with bronze XFX logo in the center of each fan. In the lower-left corner, we can see, like the RX 5700 XT THICC II we reviewed, that the RX 5600 XT is built on the same 7nm node and RDNA architecture. The one difference you will see is the RX 5600XT line of cards only includes 6GB of memory, whereas the RX 5700XT had 8GB.
Moving to the back of the box, we find a more in-depth description of the RDNA architecture, FreeSync2 HDR, FidelityFX, and it also highlights some additional features. These other features include:
- Image Sharpening
- Async Compute
- Radeon Boost
Removing the outer packaging from the RX 5600XT reveals a brown box, with XFX embossed on the top.
Opening the inner box we find the THICC III Ultra stored in a black bubbled bag and secured with a cardboard insert. Above the card is an additional compartment holding the included cable adapters.
In addition to the RX 5600XT THICC III Ultra, a thank you card, warranty booklet, driver information sheet, and 2 PCIe power adapters (2 x 6pin to 8pin) were included.
A Closer Look
Now that we have received the RX 5600XT, we notice that it has a similar visual style to the RX 5700XT THICC II containing a black cooler with rounded edges. What is lacking from the RX 5600XT is the chrome accents, but it is nice to see that the THICC III Ultra came with a 3 fan cooler as opposed to the 2 fan cooler we see on most budget cards.
XFX went with an 11-blade design with the center fan measuring at at a bigger size of 100mm as compared to the outer fans, which are only 90mm. In the center of each fan is a bronze XFX logo which provides a slight pop of color.
Moving to the back of the card is a full matte black backplate with a glossy “XFX” in the center. The backplate contains diagonal cutouts, which provides ventilation for the card.
Looking to the side of the card, we get a peek of the heatsink which includes 4 x 6mm copper composite heatpipes to keep the card cool. To the right, you will notice the RX 5600XT requires both a 6pin and 8pin PCIe cable to power the card. This is likely why XFX included two PCIe adapters as some older power supplies lack multiple 8pin power cables. Even though those adapters will work in a pinch, we would recommend upgrading their power supply if you are in this situation.
It’s nice to see XFX’s attention to detail on the I/O shield with XFX cut into the lower part of the card. We also like that all the outputs are in a single row, which opens the door for a single slot card if a water block was created for it.