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benr
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Is there any possibility of a second Thunderbolt 3 port on a subsequent revision of the unit? So that daisy chaining multiple units may be possible for 3D Rendering?

Even better, is there a possibility of a future dual-card unit? 50% wider, with 2 PCIe slots on the main board, and perhaps a 700-800W SFX-L PSU?

Thanks for your involvement in this forum!

 

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itsage
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Posted by: yoshiwaan

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.   

Our team doesn't have the XPS 9550 to test. We do have an XPS 9360 which is very similar and can confirm the Mantiz Venus enclosure works very well with it.

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Dsntrgr8
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How big is it compared to the razer core?

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Almost identical in length and height, but a little over two inches wider. 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: yoshiwaan

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.

HI: to run in the XPS Skylake platform, w/o the FW update, host will post up a eGPU not supported, but after firmware update in TBT3, then the host still post up such a warning, but for the performance & features wise, there's no difference with the fully supported devices.

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Posted by: yoshiwaan

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.

HI: to run in the XPS Skylake platform, w/o the FW update, host will post up a eGPU not supported, but after firmware update in TBT3, then the host still post up such a warning, but for the performance & features wise, there's no difference with the fully supported devices.

   

Are you saying this is the case for the Venus or other eGPU solutions? If it's other eGPUs that's untrue, there are many people on this forum and others who were unable to use their eGPU until a firmware update was released, it wasn't just an error message that can be ignored.

I'd like to know if the Venus would be in a similar situation, as in firmware updates would be released in a timely manner to address problems with specific laptops. It's obviously a lot harder for a smaller company.

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


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@yoshiwaan The production unit we got to review has the new firmware and it's working with every Thunderbolt computers we tried: 2016 MacBook Pro, 2015 MacBook Air, 2011 MacBook Pro, 2011 Mac mini, Dell XPS 9360, HP Spectre x360, and Toshiba Portege X20D). Mantiz also provided benchmarks of this Mantiz Venus enclosure working with Intel NUC, Razer Blade Stealth, and 2017 Lenovo X1 Carbon).

By the time these enclosures get to customers' hands, they'll most definitely have the new firmware and be compatible with many Thunderbolt  computers.

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Posted by: yoshiwaan

 

Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Posted by: yoshiwaan

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.

HI: to run in the XPS Skylake platform, w/o the FW update, host will post up a eGPU not supported, but after firmware update in TBT3, then the host still post up such a warning, but for the performance & features wise, there's no difference with the fully supported devices.

   

Are you saying this is the case for the Venus or other eGPU solutions? If it's other eGPUs that's untrue, there are many people on this forum and others who were unable to use their eGPU until a firmware update was released, it wasn't just an error message that can be ignored.

I'd like to know if the Venus would be in a similar situation, as in firmware updates would be released in a timely manner to address problems with specific laptops. It's obviously a lot harder for a smaller company.

   

HI: Thanks for those suggestion.

1. Venus has latest FW and official released by Intel. 

2. We can update the FW timely and follow Intel regulation to release the official approved version.

3. Dell XPS Skylake didn't support  to any  eGPU, but the funny thing is they support the Thunderbolt  external PCI-E. Intel found this issue so decided to modify a bit of previous eGPU FW to fix XPS issue.

4. after Skylake, it is Kabbylake. Kabbylake BIOS had been built in eGPU FW. so those issues should be disappeared timely.

 

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bene552
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Hi!

I am really looking forward to you posting pics of a working X1 Carbon 5gen + Mantiz eGPU setup. Please don't keep us waiting Smile

Thanks in advance!

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"news! I tried this Mantiz Venus enclosure with a 2015 MacBook Air using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter"

That's great news itsage. Can't wait to hear the details of the group buy.

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