XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro Noise and Temperature
Since this graphics card features a “Zero DB” technology, the fans do not spin on idle to light load situations. As you can see from the screenshot below, the GPU’s temperature hovers at 51° to 52° degree Celsius. Take note that the GPU is being passively cooled by the heat sink, since the fans are not spinning at this point. Thus, the temperature is a bit high despite being at idle to light load.
Once the GPU load increases to around 99%, or full load, the two 100mm fans kicks in and spins at around 1070 RPM. That’s just 30% of the fan speed. As you can see from the screenshot below, the GPU temperature plays around 76° Celsius with a GPU hot spot temperature of 85° Celsius. What’s worrying is the memory temperature that went up to 92° Celsius.
Increasing the fan speed could help lower the temperature, but it would also result in a higher fan noise. The fan noise at 30% speed isn’t that loud at all, so you can still push it a bit further. However, I think the not-so-thicc aluminum heat sink is the main reason why temperature is a bit on the high side.
Now let’s see what kind of numbers do we get with XFX’s RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro 14Gbps.
XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro Synthetic Benchmarks
Let’s do some synthetic benchmarks first. Some of you might not be interested in synthetic benchmarks, but there are others who would like to see them. This also gives us an idea of the general performance of this graphics card and its standing or ranking.
For the synthetic benchmark results, I include 3DMark Fire Strike, 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, 3DMark Time Spy and 3DMark Time Spy Extreme. Below are the results I got with the RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro 14Gbps.
The Asus RX 5600 XT TUF you see on the graph is running with the new BIOS that Asus rolled out. The new vBIOS increased the GPU clock speed to 1615MHz with a boost clock speed of 1750MHz. However, the memory is still running at 12Gbps only.
This shows that an RX 5600 XT with 14Gbps memory speed is a bit faster compared to an RX 5600 XT running at 12Gbps memory speed. Interestingly, the Thicc II Pro has a slower GPU clock speed compared to the Asus TUF’s.
Continue to the next page for the 1080p game benchmark results.