XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC2 Graphics Card Unveiled – THICC Heatsink Design Coupled With A Familiar Cooler
XFX's second custom design for the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics card has been unveiled by Videocardz and it aims to be one of the thickest card based on the Navi 10 GPU. XFX has already shown off their Black Wolf edition graphics card which was detailed at ChinaJoy 2019 so it looks like the company has multiple variants planned for launch this month.
XFX's Second Custom Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics Cards Are THICC - RAW2 and THICC2 Detailed
From the looks of it, XFX is preparing at least three variants based on the Navi 10 GPU. The Black Wolf Edition is one of them and we covered it here, the other two are the RAW2 and THICC2. The details for RAW2 aren't available but the THICC2 pictures show a familiar cooler design which we saw back during the Radeon R200 series era.
The Radeon RX 5700 THICC2 graphics cards would feature a 2.5 slot design and a black colored shroud with silver linings along the sides and around the fan cutouts. There are more fan blades than the previous variant (11 vs 9) and we can spot the XFX branding on almost all ends of the graphics card. There's one XFX branding logo on the rear of the card which may feature lighting through integrated LEDs. The R200 series variants did feature white-colored LEDs.
AMD Radeon RX 5000 '7nm Navi RDNA' GPU Lineup Specs:
|Graphics Card||Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary||Radeon RX 5700 XT||Radeon RX 5700||Radeon RX 5600 XT||Radeon RX 5500 XT||Radeon RX 5300|
|GPU Architecture||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)||7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)|
|Stream Processors||2560 SPs||2560 SPs||2304 SPs||2304 SPs||1408 SPs||1408 SPs|
|TMUs / ROPs||160 / 64||160 / 64||144 / 64||144 / 64||88 / 32||88 / 32|
|Base Clock||1680 MHz||1605 MHz||1465 MHz||1130 MHz||1670 MHz||TBD|
|Boost Clock||1980 MHz||1905 MHz||1725 MHz||1560 MHz||1845 MHz||1645 MHz|
|Game Clock||1830 MHz||1755 MHz||1625 MHz||1375 MHz||1717 MHz||1448 MHz|
|Compute Power||10.14 TFLOPs||9.75 TFLOPs||7.95 TFLOPs||7.19 TFLOPs||5.19 TFLOPs||4.63 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||6 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
4 GB GDDR6
|3 GB GDDR6|
|Bandwidth||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s||288 GB/s||224 GB/s||168 GB/s|
|Price||$449 US||$399 US||$349 US||$279 US||$169 US (4 GB)|
$199 US (8 GB)
|Launch||7th July 2019||7th July 2019||7th July 2019||21st January, 2020||7th October 2019||28th August, 2020|
The card features a solid backplate with a much larger XFX logo branding and there's also a logo cutout around the I/O ports. Display options include triple DisplayPort and a single HDMI port. It looks like the card would feature a massive fin-based aluminum block with multiple copper heat pipes. There's also a uniquely styled grill on the rear of the card which seems like an exhaust out port to ventilate hot air out.
The card looks like it features an 8+6 pin power connector config and should feature higher clock speeds than reference variants. The card is expected to launch this month at a premium price point over the reference cards. Several other Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards were also showcased at Chinajoy 2019 which we covered here.