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Mantiz Venus Review: All-in-one Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Docking Station
 

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itsage
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June 8th-12th is when Mantiz plans to ship the first 100 units.

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Rohan Chadha
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Hey! has the 100-unit commitment been met? Would love 1! How does this compare to the Saturn?

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itsage
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Hi Rohan,

The 100 unit group buy ended shortly after this review.

I have yet to review the Saturn enclosure to provide any insights.

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mojitoz
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Which laptop did you use to run the Ubuntu test? Thx

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quetzacoatl
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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?

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Mymantiz_John
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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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Does Aorus GTX 1080Ti fit the enclosure, the card is 3 slots wide?

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Arbystrider
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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


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Eightarmedpet
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@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...

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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itsage
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@eightarmedpet It's a USB-header type connection on the main board. Therefore it's not possible to install an standard PCIe TB3 AIC unfortunately.

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Eightarmedpet
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@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.

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2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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esatamacmodular
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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.

iMac 2013 10.14.1, Macbook Air 2013 10.11, MBP 2016 13" 10.13.6 , HP 4530s 10.11, node lite, DA-2 PSU w/mod, PE4L 2.1b expresscard34, GTX460,1050Ti,1060,1070/Ti RX470,560,580


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