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ikir
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Really fantastic, can't wait. Hope there will be a driver for ethernet under macOS 


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

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


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@itsage Could you run a GPU benchmark comparing an OS booted from the MacBook Pro vs an OS booted from a drive installed in the Venus?

No worries if it's too time-consuming, but this is a setup I'm considering Smile

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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Great news! I tried this Mantiz Venus enclosure with a 2015 MacBook Air using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter. The USB  ports and SATA connection work in macOS. Ethernet is not working same as with the 2016 MacBook Pro.

I proceeded to boot into Windows. Unfortunately Windows must not have the drivers for this Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter to recognize the extra ports. I'm hopeful Mantiz may be able to supply drivers for this adapter.

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Posted by: itsage

I got all the components put together last night. It works great in Windows 10 with my 2016 13" touch bar MacBook Pro. There was no error 12 which surprised me because the non-touch bar MBP has that error. The Mantiz Venus enclosure also works well in macOS. The only non-functioning feature is the Ethernet port in macOS.

   

HI All:

Thanks for your tests & validation. The Ethernet chip we are using AX88179. Please check the website to have driver downloaded for Mac OS.

http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131

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itsage
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Posted by: Mymantiz_John 

Thanks for your tests & validation. The Ethernet chip we are using AX88179. Please check the website to have driver downloaded for Mac OS.

http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131

Thank you @Mymantiz_John! That was easy. All expansion ports on this Mantiz Venus enclosure are now working in both macOS and Windows 10 on Late 2016 MacBook Pro.

Do you know if there's a workaround for expansion port recognition when using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter in Windows? The eGPU functionality works but none of the ports are detected.

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Posted by: itsage

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!

CrossFire is not and will not be supported on XConnect. That is by design. There are however, other uses of multiple eGPUs, for example:   http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/radeon-pro-technologies/radeon-prorender

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Posted by: mwb

@itsage Could you run a GPU benchmark comparing an OS booted from the MacBook Pro vs an OS booted from a drive installed in the Venus?

No worries if it's too time-consuming, but this is a setup I'm considering Smile

That's something I'd like to try eventually. What I'm running at the moment is a hybrid by partitioning the internal drive to give Windows about 50GB of space, then install games and software on the external SSD.

 

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CrossFire is not and will not be supported on XConnect. That is by design. There are however, other uses of multiple eGPUs, for example:   http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/radeon-pro-technologies/radeon-prorender

Thank you for the insight. I wasn't aware of this.

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mwb
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Posted by: itsage

That's something I'd like to try eventually. What I'm running at the moment is a hybrid by partitioning the internal drive to give Windows about 50GB of space, then install games and software on the external SSD.

Oh cool Smile And if you don't get around to it then a bench of your hybrid setup still sounds pretty useful!

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Posted by: deplomb

 

Posted by: itsage
Posted by: peroksid

Do you plan to have a European distributor?   

Mantiz is looking for European and North American distributors, if anybody has connections/contacts please let us or @Mymantiz_John know.

have you considered talking to
https://www.cyberport.de/
Thea are selling a lot of the Akitio range and pro stuff

   

Just in german? Sorry, but I am european and I don't speak german at all, english is not my mother tongue either, but I can handle (more or less). I think that makes more sense to sell it in amazon in europe (amazon.uk, amazon.es, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it). I think that is the better way to go for everyone.

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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yoshiwaan
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Has this been tested with an XPS 15 9550 running windows? I know most of the other eGPUS needed a firmware update to work on that.

- Dell XPS 9550
- Windows 10
- Devilbox
- GTX 1080


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