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ed_co
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I must say this device looks kick ass.

https://mymantiz.com/collections/shop/products/mz-02-venus

You say in one of the articles that, apart from akitio, mantiz were the other to ship you a demo unit... So, where is the review?? I am really excited about it...

In the meantime, maybe worth it to buy an Akitio node and with some diy work, put it in a nicer case like jonsbo (which looks pretty near to the manufacturer of the case of the Venu):

http://www.jonsbo.eu/umx-serie/63/umx1-plus-silver?c=40#prettyPhoto

Looking forward to hear from you soon.

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1.  Mantis Venus - USB ports unusable

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2. Mantiz Venus - different SSD performance using enclosure ports versus Macbook ports?

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Successfully setup HTC Vive + MPB 2017 15" + GTX 1070 in Bootcamp

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The Mantiz enclosures are very promising. We've been testing the Thunderbolt 3 boards and daughter boards that Mantiz sent. We're waiting on the production unit (2nd half of March) to do a proper review.

This is the current working status of the board I received. I can install software and games on the external SSD attached to the Mantiz daughter board. This photo shows Valley was running off the external SSD and the RX 470 eGPU was running in AMD XConnect to power an HP X360 internal display. The laptop also received 60W of charge. Everything done through one single TBE cable. The ultimate all-in-one eGPU setup many have been waiting for.

Pricing at sub $400 with charging, SATA, and additional I/Os is very competitive. If you're considering the Mantiz box, wait for our group buy announcement later this month. We're negotiating with Mantiz to get eGPU.io members the best price possible.

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What about the macOS support? Are we having firmware updates as akitio does? What about the performance? To be honest, I don't care too much about other than have a graphics card. Don't care about HD, Ethernet nor USB... as you lose performance if you use it at the same time... it is a pity just being able to charge till 60watts not being enough for the Mbpr 15"...

Of course I would be very interested if they can keep the price for European people as we pay a lot for customs... and should be great to have a reseller inside the European Union...

The node is usd269, but getting it from us with shipping and customs is around usd410/425 which is abusive in my opinion...

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With the latest Thunderbolt firmware, it works with macOS. Performance is very good.  http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/17367361

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Nice!!

You know what should be great? Be able to measure all the devices in the buyer's guide table with the same hardware, and see if there is any difference between them... Because we don't talk clearly about the performance, because the hardware differences that have everyone. Should be great to have a bank test... and measure it, and put it into the table. This should be one of the most important points to have into account in order to decide which is the device everyone is looking for.

What do you think??  😉

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I'd be interested in joining the group buy, but I'm in Canada so customs and exchange rate may kill it for me. I'm tempted to complain about the price of eGPU, but really all computer hardware is expensive for us right now.

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I'm interested too! 

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Also interested!

This looks like a Node killer, especially for a 13" MBP(2016)

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It costs 389$.....

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Posted by: benip2140

 

It costs 389$.....

   

Wait a bit ...

 

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Pricing at sub $400 with charging, SATA, and additional I/Os is very competitive. If you're considering the Mantiz box, wait for our group buy announcement later this month. We're negotiating with Mantiz to get eGPU.io members the best price possible.   

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During my testing of this Mantiz TB3 board, I tried hooking up the Node to see if I could run CrossFire RX 480. The good news is both enclosures and their attached RX 480 showed up. The bad news is there's no CrossFire option in AMD Radeon Settings.

CrossFire won't matter much for OpenCL or CUDA tasks though. Imagine being able to hook up 4x eGPUs on a 2016 MacBook Pro!

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Hi, I'm really interested in this enclosure, my only concern right now is weight, they charge 80$-150% for shipping, so I assume it does weight a lot. Amazing work guys!

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Posted by: geaguirre80

Hi, I'm really interested in this enclosure, my only concern right now is weight, they charge 80$-150% for shipping, so I assume it does weight a lot. Amazing work guys!   

The high shipping cost is due to direct shipping from Mantiz (in Hong Kong) to your door. 

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What about "Saturn"?

https://mymantiz.com/collections/shop/products/mz-01-saturn

The Mantiz Saturn has room inside for mounting a water cooler. We're working with Mantiz to offer 10 inaugural eGPU enclosures which come with a custom cooled Polaris 10 GPU and eGPU.io engraving. Stay tuned.

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Odium1002
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Also waiting for the test.

Been looking at the Node for some time, but it´s not available in Europe, like a lot of these casings. But this one has some added utility, above all it allows for charging of your notebook.

 

Cheerio

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@itsage can you give us a little more input about the people behind this product? looks like it started as a crowdfunding product and then was acquired or funded by TUL? 

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@itsage, that board looks exactly like my DEVIL BOX Board. Can you tell me if it is the same?

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@geaguirre80 I will ask Scott @ Mantiz to join our forum and introduce himself as well as share with us more about Mantiz.

@TuringPointSoft the Thunderbolt 3 main boards from the Devil Box and Mantiz are very similar. They are both manufactured by TUL.

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Just a note: Powercolor is a brand-name of TUL Corporation, used specifically for their Graphics units and related peripherals.

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@itsage1 do you know if the additional ports (USB, ethernet) work when used with an apple TB2<->TB3 adapter?

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HI Guys, I am John @Mantiz. If there's any question about this amazing product. Do let us know!!

 

 

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Hi John, I really like your product, looks classy, a perfect companion for a macbook pro, xps or spectre. I want to know if production is on schedule and when we going to get a full review of the mantiz venus

 

About price, is really close to the Razer Core including shipping costs so would be cool if we have some data about built quality, hardware, etc.

Thank you. 

  

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

HI Guys, I am John @Mantiz. If there's any question about this amazing product. Do let us know!!

 

Hi John,

 

Love the aesthetic of the Mantiz Venus enclosure. I see that the Venus and the Saturn only differ by means of the Saturn supporting liquid cooling; does this mean a 120mm AIO radiator?

If so, I would like to know how the Venus is ventilated, is it fitted with a 120mm fan? I would definitely pay a premium for the Venus enclosure to be able to mount a 120mm AIO radiator.

 

Keep up the great work!

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

HI Guys, I am John @Mantiz. If there's any question about this amazing product. Do let us know!!

Space gray version?

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Posted by: itsage

 

Posted by: ikir

What about "Saturn"?

https://mymantiz.com/collections/shop/products/mz-01-saturn

The Mantiz Saturn has room inside for mounting a water cooler. We're working with Mantiz to offer 10 inaugural eGPU enclosures which come with a custom cooled Polaris 10 GPU and eGPU.io engraving. Stay tuned.

   

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Thank you, we now are testing the performance with the water cooling with RX580. soon we will post the result here.

 

 

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Thanks for interested in Mantiz eGPU. The space grey is still under development and fine tuning, it will be coming soon.

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Posted by: geaguirre80

 

Hi John, I really like your product, looks classy, a perfect companion for a macbook pro, xps or spectre. I want to know if production is on schedule and when we going to get a full review of the mantiz venus

 

About price, is really close to the Razer Core including shipping costs so would be cool if we have some data about built quality, hardware, etc.

Thank you. 

  

   

HI, thanks for interested in Mantiz product. every development is going well, what we have to do is to wait for the final certification from Intel Thunderbolt team in Israel, it gonna be accomplished in the end of the April. but it doesn't mean that we start the production after that, actually all units are already mass production mode. Quality, capability & performance are fine tuned already. 

 

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Thanks for interested in Mantiz eGPU. The space grey is still under development and fine tuning, it will be coming soon.

   

Wow very nice!!! I will buy one for sure! Testing RX580? It isn't even out, very interesting!!!

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The second Mantiz enclosure, MZ01 Saturn has custom water cooling option. The team at Mantiz can build us 10x RX 580 liquid cooled units with eGPU.io engraving. Here are some early production photos I received.

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Hi John,

I've got a couple of questions if you don't mind.

1. Do you have plans for a Canadian distributor?

2. One of the struggles with eGPUs at the moment is working out what cards will fit, especially around the limits of the sizes specified for an enclosure. Coupled with the fact that a lot of the time the eGPUs are distributed via an e-tailer with a no return policy it makes for difficult shopping. Having a simple list of what cards do and don't fit in the system would be a big help. Personally though, I just want to know if the current big boys all fit in the enclosure (Zotax GTX 1080 AMP!, MSI Gaming X 1080, ASUS 1080 STRIX, etc)

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Posted by: itsage

 

The second Mantiz enclosure, MZ01 Saturn has custom water cooling option. The team at Mantiz can build us 10x RX 580 liquid cooled units with eGPU.io engraving. Here are some early production photos I received.

   

Very interested!!!

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That customized Saturn looks pretty, but also pretty spendy. Any word on price?

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