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mustardseedsg
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Posted by: Munchlax

The firmware sent to me by Mantiz appears to have fixed the USB issues. All my peripherals now functioning correctly.

Unfortunately, it is confirmed that this FW results in losing the H2D gains from September FW update.

Thank you at @Mymantiz_John for very fast support for fixing the issue. I would rather have fixed USB ports than 500-600 extra mib/s bandwidth for H2D.

In the future, I would like to see new firmware that features H2D gains AND USB ports fixed. I hope they are working on this.

@mustardseedsg, the FW package that Mantiz sent me appears to include an OS X installer. I recommend contacting Mantiz on Facebook to get the firmware.

That's fantastic news! I've sent them an email already. Will contact them on FB for good measure. 😉

15” MBP 2017 w Touch Bar, OS X 10.13.6, Mantiz Venus w GTX1080. OWC Helios w GTX1080. OSS Cube3 w GTX1080.


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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: Munchlax

The firmware sent to me by Mantiz appears to have fixed the USB issues. All my peripherals now functioning correctly.

Unfortunately, it is confirmed that this FW results in losing the H2D gains from September FW update.

Thank you at @Mymantiz_John for very fast support for fixing the issue. I would rather have fixed USB ports than 500-600 extra mib/s bandwidth for H2D.

In the future, I would like to see new firmware that features H2D gains AND USB ports fixed. I hope they are working on this.

@mustardseedsg, the FW package that Mantiz sent me appears to include an OS X installer. I recommend contacting Mantiz on Facebook to get the firmware.

Glad to know that you had fixed the USB problem. But it has to be updated under the windows 10 or at least bootcamp. You saw a OSX ...there it is because of I zip the file by Mac. 

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rushvora
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So if we use our USB ports regularly through the Mantiz Venus, we should stick with the firmware that came initially? I haven't updated to the fixed H2D firmware since I don't think there'll be any performance gains in games, but this will give me legit reasons to not update the firmware.

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP455) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + Win10 [build link]  

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Tim Irvin
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So if I am on a Mac which doesn't have a Windows partition through BootCamp, how can I tell what firmware version I am running, and which is the new one?  (Apparently, there is unfortunately no way to update it without Windows, which is the only downside I've seen on this unit so far.)

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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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: ziggy029

So if I am on a Mac which doesn't have a Windows partition through BootCamp, how can I tell what firmware version I am running, and which is the new one?  (Apparently, there is unfortunately no way to update it without Windows, which is the only downside I've seen on this unit so far.)

not for this unit. Intel FW update utility is only with the Windows version. Since it is Intel Technology, no choices for now.

 

Posted by: rushvora

So if we use our USB ports regularly through the Mantiz Venus, we should stick with the firmware that came initially? I haven't updated to the fixed H2D firmware since I don't think there'll be any performance gains in games, but this will give me legit reasons to not update the firmware.

there's no performance game in real life, you are right!

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lukicharms
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Help. My Ethernet port on my mantis Venus unit his malfunctioning. I’ll be playing PUBG for ~30 min or so and my Ethernet connection goes out and says no internet access. I’ll reset my computer and it’ll work back up, but it’ll randomly go offline again. My router is working properly, my wifi works still. I’ve even tried a different router and the problem persists. I hate having to rely on wifi to play online.

@mantizjohn any suggestions?

I have been using the mantiz for about 2 months for gaming with my MBP 15” wtouchbar and only recently I started having problems with my Ethernet connection. I have the latest firmware installed on my mantiz

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mustardseedsg
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The good people at Mantiz have helped me with the firmware patch on my Venus. I’m happy to report that everything is working well now, with no drop in Octane Bench scores. My USB mouse functions properly, as do the Ethernet and internal SATA. I even performed a heavy C4D Octane render with USB drives connected and Time Machine running over Ethernet. All smooth. 

Also, despite me being totally clueless about Windows, Mantiz support talked me through Bootcamp installation over Messenger and I now have Windows running on my MBP. It’s really not that scary after all!

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15” MBP 2017 w Touch Bar, OS X 10.13.6, Mantiz Venus w GTX1080. OWC Helios w GTX1080. OSS Cube3 w GTX1080.


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Mymantiz_John
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From https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/sonnet-breakaway-550-is-now-available/#post-22216

Posted by: nando4
Posted by: chaosmage

200W more power (350W vs 550W) 

PGU max power 300W vs 375W - is it possible to utilize?? Even GTX1080Ti needs ~220W max.

Power delivery 15W vs 87W - does that really matter? 

I mean, whats the point to pay 80$ more?

 

If you plug in your laptop using the supplied AC adapter so the enclosure isn't powering it, you have an extra 200W  over a Sonnet 350 that you can wire to your video card. That means this enclosure can drive a power hungry Vega56.

 

Posted by: ondert

Actually 87W power delivery is important for me since I'm using 15" MacBook Pro. I'm looking to get a Mantiz Venus or this one. Venus also looks promising but want to learn how fluently I/O ports work.

ps: I live in EU and nobodys sells Mantiz here and custom fee is about 150$.

 

Costlier I/O port enclosures have worse eGPU performance

As it's US$50 less than a US$399 Mantiz Venus whose USB/SATA/LAN ports impinge on bandwidth requiring a static-allocating firmware to get decent I/O performance, impinging on eGPU bandwidth.

Is it worth paying more for that problem or using those extra funds to wire your bandwidth-hungy storage using it's own cable, giving better performance?

Where is the problem? We fixed it and no performance drop! check here & here.

You may not know, even with the eGPU w/o any IO, just to link the KB/Mouse on the host, with some percentage, there will be KB ghost key or Mouse lag happened. it is Host EMI protection / High DPI Mouse/ High response KB/ Wifi Module  even the router mixed problem. 

 

 

 

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nando4
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@Mantiz_John, did you miss this user report that you've linked? Your enclosures with I/O ports have a firmware that sacrifices eGPU bandwidth in order to get USB peripherals working correctly:

Posted by: Munchlax

The firmware sent to me by Mantiz appears to have fixed the USB issues. All my peripherals now functioning correctly.

Unfortunately, it is confirmed that this FW results in losing the H2D gains from September FW update.

Thank you at @Mymantiz_John for very fast support for fixing the issue. I would rather have fixed USB ports than 500-600 extra mib/s bandwidth for H2D.

In the future, I would like to see new firmware that features H2D gains AND USB ports fixed. I hope they are working on this.

@mustardseedsg, the FW package that Mantiz sent me appears to include an OS X installer. I recommend contacting Mantiz on Facebook to get the firmware.

 

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: lukicharms

Help. My Ethernet port on my mantis Venus unit his malfunctioning. I’ll be playing PUBG for ~30 min or so and my Ethernet connection goes out and says no internet access. I’ll reset my computer and it’ll work back up, but it’ll randomly go offline again. My router is working properly, my wifi works still. I’ve even tried a different router and the problem persists. I hate having to rely on wifi to play online.

@mantizjohn any suggestions?

I have been using the mantiz for about 2 months for gaming with my MBP 15” wtouchbar and only recently I started having problems with my Ethernet connection. I have the latest firmware installed on my mantiz

is the other USB ports working Normally? Contact us via FB or Twitter to have instant message. 

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