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Phoenix2063
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Was going to wait until after Christmas to pick up an eGPU but couldn't pass up £100 off sale for the Mantiz Venus MZ-02, should hopefully arrive in time for Christmas Smile Will be using it with my late 2018 MacBook Pro 13" i5 2.3 GHz model with 8GB RAM 512GB SSD. 

On that point, i'm gravitating towards the 5700XT but i'd like advice on which one, particularly whether a two fan design is ok over a three fan option? From what i've read on the forum's the RX cards have only recently been supported in OSX but can't yet run in bootcamp? Also, has anyone got a eGPU performance comparison between a RX5700 and 5700XT

Lastly, can anyone advise as to whether the SSD slot in the Mantiz is viable for game storage or will it eat too much bandwidth when gaming? Same for the ethernet?

Mantiz Venus MZ-02
- Gigabyte AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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mac_editor
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Posted by: @phoenix2063

can't yet run in bootcamp?

Could you share where you read this - as it is incorrect and should be changed there.

Check out some builds on the forum. 

purge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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@phoenix2063

Yeah as mac editor said your info is all wrong. 

plenty of Navi eGPU implementations. Good call on the mantiz. Two fans tend to be better than three on average. 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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LG 5K Ultrafine flickering issue fix

 
2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 560 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node Lite) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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Phoenix2063
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@mac_editor

may have been an old thread? Mentioned error 12?

Are there cards I should avoid due to thickness/length? Last thing i want to do is buy on that wont fit 😯 

Mantiz Venus MZ-02
- Gigabyte AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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Phoenix2063
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This model looks good, hardware unboxed benchmarks show solid performance and the second lowest operating volume 5700XT they've tested. It also just fits into the Mantiz! 😀 

Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC 8GB GDDR6

Mantiz Venus MZ-02
- Gigabyte AMD RX 5700 XT

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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stoffer88
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Did you get this to work? 

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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