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AngelRC
(@angelrc)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Hi all,

I'm Angel, a Spanish guy living and working in Brussels (Belgium)

I'm very interested in provide to my MacBook Pro late 2016 a extra desktop superpowers through an external GPU + Dock + Thunderbolt 3 power delivery 

What do you think would be the best options?

Looking forward for your recommendations 

Thank in advance 😉

Freelancer IT Architect, Analyst & Developer
Macbook Pro 2016 15" 2,9GHz 16GB 1TB SSD Radeon Pro 460
Mantiz Venus with Sapphire RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition + 3 x LG 27" 4K FreeSync displays + 1 x HTC Vive


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itsage
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

Hi Angel, welcome aboard! For your needs, the Mantiz Venus is the best option at the moment.

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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AngelRC
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Thanks @itsage

Yes.. indeed.. I already saw some reviews of this eGPU enclosure and it looks awesome.

Unfortunately I din't see when is going to be available :S

 

Freelancer IT Architect, Analyst & Developer
Macbook Pro 2016 15" 2,9GHz 16GB 1TB SSD Radeon Pro 460
Mantiz Venus with Sapphire RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition + 3 x LG 27" 4K FreeSync displays + 1 x HTC Vive


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vava726
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Posted by: AngelRC

 

Thanks @itsage

Yes.. indeed.. I already saw some reviews of this eGPU enclosure and it looks awesome.

Unfortunately I din't see when is going to be available :S

 

   

Hi from Italy, it's very difficult to find an enclosure with a good selling price in Europe, I suggest you to try fo find a good used box if you don't need ethernet or sata expansions.

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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itsage
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I would say mid June is when Mantiz can go full speed with production. It's waiting for Intel to give the go-ahead.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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AngelRC
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Thanks @vava726

I'm looking for a All In One Dock solution

At the moment i'm using 4 thunderbolt 3 ports to connect 3 4K LG monitor + charging.. currently I'm running out of ports :S

Ideally I would prefer connect all the set with only 1 cable to have:

  1. Power Delivery 
  2. eGPU with  3 4K Monitor
  3. Ethernet
  4. Backup Hard Drive
  5. USB 3 extra ports for iPhone, iPad and other devices..

Do you guys think could be possible? 

@theitsaga If the Mantiz Venus can cover this needs.. definitely  I will wait 😉

Freelancer IT Architect, Analyst & Developer
Macbook Pro 2016 15" 2,9GHz 16GB 1TB SSD Radeon Pro 460
Mantiz Venus with Sapphire RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition + 3 x LG 27" 4K FreeSync displays + 1 x HTC Vive


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itsage
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It checks all your boxes. Read our full review of Mantiz Venus enclosure.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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traceq
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

As said, in Europe it is quite difficult to get enclosure quickly ... 

I have a kensington sd4600p, it is a usb C dock (not TB3) but it is working with a HDD, ethernet,1440p display (my node might be ready next week) and has a bunch of usb A port for iPhone, USB key, keyboard, mouse ... I have thought  of selling that one to get a mantiz but I got the node instead and will have to do with 2 cables ... 

2016 13" MacBook Pro [6th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.4 & Win10 [build link]  

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