XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC-II Spotted
AMD released the Radeon RX 5700-series almost a month ago and variants are now finally being teased by partner manufacturers. Last week ASUS announced ROG STRIX, TUF and DUAL models of the RX 5700-series, and now an XFX version with non-reference cooling has been spotted by Videocardz.com. And in this instance it will greatly please AMD fans inclined towards meme-based comedy.
Dubbed the Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC-II Edition (or perhaps THIOC-II), the card marks a return for XFX's Double Dissipation cooler aesthetic which proved to be one of the more popular during the days of the Radeon 200-series. This particular dual axial fan cooler implementation features a grill at the back of the plastic shroud and slightly more visible heatsinks, giving it a more chunky look even without considering its 2.5-slot thickness.
Unlike some Double Dissipation coolers the XFX logo on the THICC-II model appears to be etched into the shroud rather than illuminated, toning down its looks when mounted vertically. The card's backplate is however somewhat miss-matched to the plastic shroud, giving it an overall uneven look when mounted horizontally in a case.
While not shown, the card's PCI-Express power connectors are unlikely to stray from the 6+8-pin standard of the reference design. One fact we can glean from the images however is that XFX have opted for a single HDMI port and three displayports, dispensing with DVI entirely.
A release date for the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC-II hasn't been divulged but may coincide with ASUS's August 16th launch of their ROG STRIX RX 5700-series variants.