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The Mantiz Venus sure looks amazing! It seems also fairly priced at 389 $ although since I am on a TB2 Mac that requires an additional 70 $ for (Apple) cables and dongles, I just went for the Akitio Node instead.

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Posted by: mac_editor

 

The Mantiz Venus sure looks amazing! It seems also fairly priced at 389 $ although since I am on a TB2 Mac that requires an additional 70 $ for (Apple) cables and dongles, I just went for the Akitio Node instead.

HI:

Thanks for your interested in Mantiz eGPU, Thunderbolt 3 is much different than the Thunderbolt 2. For examples, Thunderbolt 3 support the PCI-e x4 which may afford 32GB Bandwidth of GFX performance. Please do consider again. 

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Posted by: Manta

 

@Mymantiz_John do you know if this will work on TB2 Macbook Pros (when used with an apple TB2<->TB3 adapter) and if so, will the additional ports (USB, ethernet, sata) work as well?

HI:

It won't support, it has to be the host with the TBT3 interface. then it can shake hands with the external TBT 3 devices including the eGPU.  

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Posted by: Yukikaze

 

That might be the only picture of a RX 580 PCB anywhere. Interesting.

   

The RX580 is under testing, we will launch TTM together with AMD.

 

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What PSU are you running in the Venus and Saturn? Is it custom or off the shelf? Interested in knowing if it will have one of those jumper switches on the back (the red one) to switch between a 110v and 220v rail...

The Saturn does look nice, as I'm interested in water cooling options. Can give any insights of what size radiator can be fit in? Compatible off the shelf options?

Also, it looks like there are quite a few connectivity options on the Saturn, incl. SATA and ethernet. Are you set on passing the traffic for these connections over the same TB3 connection?, or looking into something like the Asus XG 2, and providing a second USB 3 output for that traffic? I think a few are worried about bandwidth etc. and would rather reserve as much throughput for the gpu as possible.

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I have to say that this looks like it will be the one for me.

I've been looking for something like this. The Akitio Node doesn't do it for me due to the lack of ports on the back, as I want this to be a docking station for my mac. 

Can't wait to see the final product. I'll be one of the first to pick it up.

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Posted by: SilveR316

I have to say that this looks like it will be the one for me.

I've been looking for something like this. The Akitio Node doesn't do it for me due to the lack of ports on the back, as I want this to be a docking station for my mac. 

HI:

Thanks for your interested into our product, please join the group buy.

Can't wait to see the final product. I'll be one of the first to pick it up.

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Posted by: buswedg

 

What PSU are you running in the Venus and Saturn? Is it custom or off the shelf? Interested in knowing if it will have one of those jumper switches on the back (the red one) to switch between a 110v and 220v rail...

The Saturn does look nice, as I'm interested in water cooling options. Can give any insights of what size radiator can be fit in? Compatible off the shelf options?

Also, it looks like there are quite a few connectivity options on the Saturn, incl. SATA and ethernet. Are you set on passing the traffic for these connections over the same TB3 connection?, or looking into something like the Asus XG 2, and providing a second USB 3 output for that traffic? I think a few are worried about bandwidth etc. and would rather reserve as much throughput for the gpu as possible.

   

HI:

1. PSU is standard SFX form factor the the heart of the PSU has to be the customized. It is 450W. but all the ATX power has to be switched to the 12V and the its 3.3V/5V might have the unbalance situation to cause the Power Delivery On/OFF issue. So we gotta customize a bit for the PSU.

2. Saturn IO is the same with the Venus, with 5 ports USB3.0, Gigabit Etherlan and a SATA ports. but PCI-E bandwidth is the first priority. That's the firmware had been set.

 

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Posted by: yoshiwaan

 

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)

   

HI:

we are going to launch online sales in our website.

Regarding the size, we support full length 330mm GFX. I'll check the dimm of those cards you mentioned there.

 

   

HI, after double checking, those cards are able to be used into the Venus...of course in Saturn.

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Posted by: buswedg

 

What PSU are you running in the Venus and Saturn? Is it custom or off the shelf? Interested in knowing if it will have one of those jumper switches on the back (the red one) to switch between a 110v and 220v rail...

The Saturn does look nice, as I'm interested in water cooling options. Can give any insights of what size radiator can be fit in? Compatible off the shelf options?

Also, it looks like there are quite a few connectivity options on the Saturn, incl. SATA and ethernet. Are you set on passing the traffic for these connections over the same TB3 connection?, or looking into something like the Asus XG 2, and providing a second USB 3 output for that traffic? I think a few are worried about bandwidth etc. and would rather reserve as much throughput for the gpu as possible.

   

1. PSU AC input: 110V-240V, there's no red switch in the rear site.

2. Radiator Dimm: 190x80x46mm support by 2 x 8CM Fan.

 

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