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Welcome the Radeon RX 5600 XT, Featuring the XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro

XFX RX 5600 XT  Thicc II Pro

The RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro came to us directly from AMD so it was likely pretested, which is ok, however, this means we don’t have the actual retail box. This is what looks like the inner box which it may be hard to see but has the XFX logo embossed in the cardboard. Flipping the package open we find a thin accessory pack set atop the GPU.

 

Pulling the accessory box and we now see the Thicc II Pro in its static bag and cushioned at the edges with black foam.

The accessory pack is rather scant with a dual 6-pin PCIe > 8-pin adapter. There is also a driver download notification pamphlet along with a warranty card from XFX.

The XFX Thicc II Pro card is a dual axial fan solution with ultra glossy fan blades which attract dust very easily. The fan hubs have a gold XFX logo applique to help it pop with the all-black design. The cooler is rather simple in looks with an all-black aesthetic and a gloss black XFX logo on the leading edge. The backplate for the 5600 XT is plastic and purely for aesthetic as it does not offer any cooling or stiffening assistance for the most part. The backplate is well vented to allow any heat to be able to escape, which is to XFX credit very good for the card, and the backplate carries a large XFX logo, which does not look bad and works well on the card.

 

Here you can see the rear I/O of the card

  • 3x Displayport 1.4 (with DSC support)
  • 1x HDMI 2.0b

The outputs on the RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro are similar to the 5700 series which is of no surprise as they seem to use the same base PCB along with the same GPU. The backplate does have the cutout for ventilation with the XFX logo as the functional cutout portion which is admittedly one of the neat attention to detail things that XFX has done for quite some time.

 

The power for the RX 5600 XT is a single 8-pin PCIe cable, and as you can see there is a spot for a 6-pin as well as I previously mentioned I believe the 5600 XT shares the 5700 PCB. There is also a BIOS switch up top and at least on my sample, it had the same VBIOS on both, so we will see if the retail cards have a different “performance” VBIOS or higher fan speed version.

Now let’s look under the shroud of the XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc Pro II  Pro.

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