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goalque
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I recall if you put the Mac to sleep, unplug, plug in, some enclosures can awake the eGPU and you continue work normally on macOS. However, waking up the Mac without eGPU results in system crash so not very useful.

AMD/Nvidia Mac drivers are not programmed with Thunderbolt connection in mind. This is not impossible, requires just a bit AMD/Nvidia/Apple engineers cooperation.

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: goalque

 

I recall if you put the Mac to sleep, unplug, plug in, some enclosures can awake the eGPU and you continue work normally on macOS. However, waking up the Mac without eGPU results in system crash so not very useful.

AMD/Nvidia Mac drivers are not programmed with Thunderbolt connection in mind. This is not impossible, requires just a bit AMD/Nvidia/Apple engineers cooperation.

   

wait for the WWDC. let's see. 

 

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kotlos
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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

wait for the WWDC. let's see. 

I detect a hint of optimism ...

Can't wait for Venus to arrive John 

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Posted by: kotlos

 

Posted by: Mymantiz_John

wait for the WWDC. let's see. 

I detect a hint of optimism ...

Can't wait for Venus to arrive John 

   

Optimism, or should I call it inside information? Haha lets see

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HeerJelle
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Looking at the specifications there's only a max 44m GPU thickness so any GPU with a backplate (like most 1080TI cards) won't fit? So far the only drawback to this product 🙁 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: HeerJelle

 

Looking at the specifications there's only a max 44m GPU thickness so any GPU with a backplate (like most 1080 cards) won't fit? So far the only drawback to this product 🙁

   

we've fitted with the Asus, MSI, EVGA, Elsa, Powercolor, Gigabyte, Zotac  and colorful  ( Max reached to 52mm ) w/o any problems. but spec wise, still keep the standard PCI-e ( GFX standard ) 44mm. any case which is wilder than the 44mm, it really depends on the Fan/Sink design. I ever saw the the monster card but just  1070 had been reached to 55mm w/o any reason ( perhaps just looks cool & powerful , I guess ).

 

 

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I've tried this RX 580 inside the Mantiz Venus and it fitted. This card has a backplate and the cooler design makes it a 3 slot card. The side vent panel can close too.

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: itsage

 

I've tried this RX 580 inside the Mantiz Venus and it fitted. The side vent panel can close too.

   

I've tried Powercolor RX580 which is 52mm. 

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HeerJelle
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Yeah I don't get why a GPU has to look good and have LEDs nowadays, but I figured the extra rigidity offered by a backplate would make transporting it somewhat safer hehe.

Thanks for clarifying tho! I guess MSI's 1080 TI Gaming X would fit then, since its a 51mm card and the form does not seem to deviate too much from the Powercolor card? Either way I'm looking forward to release!

 

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@John

Have you tried 1m/2m active cables? Like Caldigit one?

http://www.caldigit.com/Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-Type-C-Charge-Cable/#Thunderbolt3

40Gb/s but description says active cables doesn't support USB3.0/3.1. What does it mean? Does it change something if used with Venus? I think everything go in Thunderbolt channel so it doesn't care.

Edit: ok so it change something only if you use as a glorified USB-C cable

Passive & Active Cables 

Thunderbolt™ 3 cables are in theory backwards compatible with USB 3.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Type-C devices. Meaning you can use a Thunderbolt™ 3 cable with a USB 3.1 Type-C device. This is the case with CalDigit’s 0.5m Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. However, longer cables such as CalDigit’s 1m and 2m cables require technology within the cable that provides maximum stability over longer lengths. This in turn means that the longer cables do not support USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 backwards compatibility. This is the case with all Thunderbolt™ 3 cables on the market that feature longer lengths. 


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