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ed_co
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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

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Perfect!! I haven't any doubt.

And by the way, @Mymantiz_John, I would like to know if the case will have a window, like the one you have in your website, or just the holes (I prefer the window, as it was the first design I had seen). And another stupid, thing, could be a possibility that at least one of the usb extra ports you provide in the back, could be a usb-c, just to have more connection possibilities? It is just 2 stupid questions, but is worth to ask  😉

   

1. In the beginning, there was a window, but we found the mesh is too close with the GFX and the heat of the GFX will melt the glue of the mesh, so gave up the Mesh instead of using the Holes. To be honest with you, it really cause a lot of molding & increase the production cost.

2. if any USB turned to USB-C, we need to consider the USB-C is going to do the power deliver to the other device. otherwise it won't be a REAL USB-C. And consider the whole power consumption & output, we gave up USB-C. 

3rd. it is difficult to explain to customer which one is TB3 USB-C, which one is just regular USB-C. You can imagine how many users will complain to us by a mis-operation.

 

 

   

1) Completely understandable!!

2) But now with the 550W PSU, it is more than possible, but I understand the mess.

3) It is supossed, that the customers are smart enough (this egpu thingy is not for anyone) to understand the difference between thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and not complain.

Thanks for the reply!!

 

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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History: Mantiz Saturn began as a Oct-2016 Indiegogo crowfunding project & .  Interesting point: Worldwide Shipping:-> FREE to the US.  There's a prototype youtube video too.

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Yes, we were there. But unfortunately, No one knows...

So, thanks to egpu.io , we got a lot of exposure through this great forum.

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Hi @Mymantiz_John,

I have a few usage questions regarding the Venus:

1) Does the Mantiz Venus auto power on/off with the host connected via USB-C?

Put another way, can I leave the physical on/off switch behind the enclosure always in the ON position and allow the connection and powering on of a connected laptop to 'wake' the enclosure?-- I intend position the Venus underneath my desk and was wondering if I needed to reach down to flip the physical switch OFF too as I power down my connected laptop, or does the Venus automatically sense a lack of signal and go into an idle mode, cutting power to the eGPU and USB ports too?

2) Do the USB and Ethernet ports work even in the absence of  graphics card?

Say my graphics card dies and I am in the midst of replacing it, or simply decide to use the enclosure as an USB/Ethernet hub without a graphics card down the line, can I?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Posted by: eegeep

 

Hi @Mymantiz_John,

I have a few usage questions regarding the Venus:

1) Does the Mantiz Venus auto power on/off with the host connected via USB-C?

Put another way, can I leave the physical on/off switch behind the enclosure always in the ON position and allow the connection and powering on of a connected laptop to 'wake' the enclosure?-- I intend position the Venus underneath my desk and was wondering if I needed to reach down to flip the physical switch OFF too as I power down my connected laptop, or does the Venus automatically sense a lack of signal and go into an idle mode, cutting power to the eGPU and USB ports too?

2) Do the USB and Ethernet ports work even in the absence of  graphics card?

Say my graphics card dies and I am in the midst of replacing it, or simply decide to use the enclosure as an USB/Ethernet hub without a graphics card down the line, can I?

 

Thanks in advance!

   

1st, there's PSU switch in the rear site, if you turn the PSU on but w/o connect to the Host through the TB3 cable. The system is in standby mode. and if you plug TB3 cable to the host, the system is on. Of course you can switch off the PSU if you don't want to be in standby mode.

Simply saying: link with host= Power up your system 

dislike with the host= system go to standby.

w/o the GFX in the PCI-E slot, the all ports are working well including the USB & Lan. it doesn't matter with PCI-e stuff there or not.

 

 

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ed_co
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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Yes, we were there. But unfortunately, No one knows...

So, thanks to egpu.io , we got a lot of exposure through this great forum.

   

But now we know, and really you are having that you deserve, listening us and providing the best product you can. The product you are about to deliver, has almost everything we want, and looks awesome!! And if the quality and the performance is like it looks, it will be kick ass!!

I just want to get mine at home and try!!

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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Is there an estimate when shipping will start?

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Posted by: Dsntrgr8

 

Is there an estimate when shipping will start?

   

We estimate to start to ship in the next 45 days. 

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ed_co
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Nice, please, keep us updated, when you get the certifications from intel, and when you are starting shipping, etc...

Thank you very much!!

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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I received the new firmware (version 25.1) from Mantiz. I can confirm the H2D bandwidth concern is fixed. The bigger news is Power Delivery is now set for 87W. 😀

Great work from Mantiz. The Venus is the eGPU enclosure to beat atm.

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