Besides the number of fans (3 vs. 2), what sets the THICC III and the original THICC II apart is a slightly longer aluminium fin-stack heatsink on the THICC III, and more importantly, a copper secondary base-plate instead of aluminium alloy one, on the THICC III. This secondary base plate pulls heat from the eight GDDR6 memory chips. What's more, with the THICC III, XFX also removed a metal foil between the secondary base-plate and the main heatsink.At the moment, it's not clear how users can tell the older model apart from the newer one without disassembling the card.
XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II cooler gets revised, firm offers free replacement
Posted on Friday, Nov 01 2019 @ 11:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck