Mantiz Venus Review: All-in-one Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Docking Station
Hey! has the 100-unit commitment been met? Would love 1! How does this compare to the Saturn?
£422 in the UK... FFS... we really get stitched up here.
Is using the SATA drive in the enclosure impact the graphic performance? For example if we are running a game installed on that SATA drive, will there be a frame rate drop?
After so many tests, with SATA, without SATA, reduce C2D VS full speed C2D, you won't see the game FPS difference.
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I noticed that you successfully installed a Radeon Fury X which is a short card that the tubes coming out the side of the video card.
Have you tried installing your GTX 980Ti Hybrid in this enclosure? Do all the panels close afterwards?
I currently have a GTX 1070 Hybrid which is of similar profile, and I am considering buying a Mantiz Venus. This issue is the only thing stopping me from buying it once I get around to buying a TB3 laptop.
ThinkPad X230t, i7-3520M @ 2.9 GHz, Windows 7
EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid, 2113 MHz @ 1043 mV
x1.2Opt, PE4C V3.0, 4Gbps-EC2
@itsage sorry to dredge an old thread - but those additional ports - are they on a PCIe mounted add in card like the TB3 card? Which if so means they could be swapped out for the TB3 card?
You see where I am going here...
@itsage argh, rats, thought it would be too good to be true...
Going to keep my eyes peeled for a second hand one of these
or a Node duo and try and replicate your TB3 add in card combos. Guarantee someone will release a GPU with an actual TB3 port the day I have my set up finished.
Edit: Just looked up power issues reg Node Duo.
For Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or older, eGPU functionality works in a similar manner as in the Thunderbolt 3 Late 2016 MacBook Pro. We used the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt adapter to connect this Mantiz Venus enclosure to an Early 2015 11″ MacBook Air to test. The expansion ports are only accessible in macOS. There’s no detection of the expansion ports in Windows via the Apple TB3 TB adapter.
With the recent price drop on this unit, I'm wondering if it has been confirmed no "no detection of the expansion ports in Windows via the Apple TB3 TB adapter." and also no boot from external SSD housed inside the Mantiz via TB3.