ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC Review

Layout, design and features …

Let’s now start with the ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC. In contrast to the RX 5500XT, this one is equipped with a 2.7 slot triple fan cooler. The design is otherwise almost identical to that of the RX 5500XT, only the grey tone is missing.

The design of the backplate, which is also manufactured to a high standard of quality, is also reminiscent of the RX 5500XT, although the RX 5600XT is somewhat more aggressive. As the backplate is also flush with the board, the remaining heatsink clearly stands over the rest of the board due to the triple-fan design. There are also no heat conduction pads under the backplate.

From a bird’s eye view, the LED Phantom Gaming logo is as striking as its little sister. Even if in our eyes the design of the RX 5500XT is a bit better. The RX 5600XT also has an 8-pin power connection.

On the connection side, however, we find a little surprise, because the order of the connection ports has been changed here. Otherwise, the design is virtually identical.

Dismantling the cooler was also no problem. Interestingly, the power supply of both cards is almost identically dimensioned, which speaks for a similar power consumption. But ASRock uses six 1 GB chips for the memory assembly. So in total we arrive at the mentioned 6 GB.

Of course we also take a look at the heat sink. Also 3 copper heatpipes can be seen on closer inspection. But the cooling surface for the GPU die is only nickel-plated and not polished. Otherwise the cooler also makes a valuable impression.

When installed, the RX 5600XT looks much more powerful than the recently tested ASRock Radeon RX 5500 XT Phantom Gaming D3 6G OC. In conventional Midi-Tower cases it should find enough space.

After our hardware digression we now come to the software …

Software …

Beside the driver on the ASRock side you can of course also download the latest driver from the AMD website. Due to numerous fixes in the last months we decided to use the latest driver from AMD.

Since we reported very extensively about the settings of the Adrenalin driver in the Review of the AMD RX 5700 (see ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC Test), we will have a look at the graphics card settings of the Polychrome Sync Software from ASRock today.

You can optionally download them from the ASRock page. Via ASRock’s Polychrome Sync you can configure and adjust the ASRock or Polychrome Sync compatible hardware regarding lighting.

After the start we first find an overview of the motherboard lighting and the available hardware. In our case it is the Phantom Gaming RX 5600XT. In the right area we can select different lighting modes and colors. The available modes are Static, Breathing, Strobe, Cycling and Random. By the way, the infinity sign next to the graphic card on the left side is used to couple the illumination to that of the rest of the system (Polychrome SYNC).

If you click on the menu item “Graphics Card LED”, it is possible to adjust the lighting of the graphics card separately. This is of course only possible if the graphics card is not coupled.

In addition to Rainbow, several effects are of course available. We have also shown some effects in our ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi RGB Effects Video on the OCinside YouTube Channel. So here you can let off steam according to your taste!

Now we come to the ASRock RX 5600 XT benchmarks and the practical testing …