XFX RX 5700XT THICC II Graphics Card Review: Page 4 of 8

Posted by James Keir on Monday, November 11, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

With the THICC II now removed from its packaging, we get our first close up look at the GPU. The THICC II features an elegant all-black matte finish, which is further accented with chrome trim and subtle XFX on the front of the card. On the front of the card, we find an XFX dual dissipation cooler which is powered by two 100mm fans.

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

Taking a closer look at the 100mm fans, XFX went with an 11-blade design that features XFX branding in the center, which is covered with a translucent yellow top. From a design perspective I really love the chrome trim as It matches the matte black finish perfectly. On the other hand, I’m not a huge fan of the yellow top and would have much preferred a clear one. This is mostly due to the card being able to match my mostly black build better. 

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

Flipping the THICC II to its side, we see that the chrome accents are continued on the edge of the double dissipation cooler which is mounted to an aluminum finned heatsink.  Looking to the lower left, we see the XFX THICC II receives its power from 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors in addition to the power provided by the PCIe slot.

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

Adding from more chrome to the THICC II, we find some ventilation at the end of the card, which seems very much inspired by an older car’s chrome front grill.

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

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. It’s nice to see all the connectors in a row so that if a water block was created it could become a single slot card. XFX has also added a little flair to the I/O plate by adding an XFX cutout which is a nice custom touch.

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

Moving to the top of the card, is a black metal backplate branded with XFX in the center and some ventilation cutouts throughout. This should aid in dissipating heat from the THICC II as well as providing it with some structural support to help prevent GPU sag.

XFX RX 5700XT THICC II

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