XFX RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Video Card Review


We’ve got one of the thickest, fastest, customized, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU based video card on our test bench today.  We specifically requested this video card because we wanted a video card that could take the Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU to the max in performance while keeping thermals in check.  The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is only held back by its power target, voltage, and clock speed.  The Radeon RX 5700 XT has the potential to be a great gaming GPU at a really competitive price if it were just a bit faster. 

That is where the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra comes in.  It takes the Radeon RX 5700 XT and gives us that faster performance that the Radeon RX 5700 XT really should have had all along.  It finally allows the Radeon RX 5700 XT to stretch its legs by providing an incredibly high factory overclock plus it keeps the thermals in check so it doesn’t melt down your system.

XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra

First, to the pricing.  The reference AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT launched at an MSRP of just $399 in 2019.  The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra actually does not demand an insanely high price premium right now in 2020.  You can find it on Amazon for $419.99.  That is only $20 over MSRP, yet you are buying so much customization over the reference spec.  At $420 this is a very appealing video card for the price compared to the competition, but we’ll talk about that later. 

Let’s jump right into what this video card is all about.  This follows XFX’s THICC line, and you should take that meaning literally.  This video card is thick, it is thickest Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU based video card we’ve ever encountered.  This is considered a “2.8 slot” card profile.  This thickness is for a reason, it allows a lot of heatsink area for heat dissipation.  This is XFX’s THICC III series, which is their newest series sporting the latest and most robust design with a triple-fan (3 fans) cooling setup.  Then, on top of all that, this one is the “Ultra” version which pushes the clock speeds to new heights we’ve never seen before out-of-the-box at default. 

The specific model we are reviewing is RX-57XT8TDB8.  The whole card name is XFX AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 THICC III Ultra.  Note that XFX does have a non-ultra-version of this video card with reference clock speeds, but everything else is the same.  We have the Ultra version today which is the fastest version XFX sells.  You can also view their entire product line here.

Brent Justicehttps://www.thefpsreview.com
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming https://www.youtube.com/c/JusticeGamingChannel You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice https://kit.co/BrentJustice

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