Mantiz Venus - Sep 2017 firmware with full 22xxMiB/s bandwidth (archive)  

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nando4
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December 9, 2017 10:33 am  

Just noticed Mymantiz_John has removed this full 22xxMiB/s bandwidth firmware from his blog.  This firmware has been proving to be problematic with I/O ports as can be seen by user reports below:

 

In the first link above we see he has been reverting some users back to the previous 15xxMiB/s bandwidth firmware which statically allocates a large chunk of bandwidth for port use. This 22xxMiB/s firmware was supposed to dynamically allocate bandwidth for I/O ports as they needed it.

Some users want full eGPU bandwidth and don't care for the I/O ports.

Thankfully we have his original blog firmware post announcement archived at http://archive.is/YV69Z , snippetted below and this full-H2D firmare attached.

Mantiz Venus New firmware is released

 
 

by John Li September 14, 2017 https://mymantiz.com/blogs/news/mantiz-venus-new-firmware-is-released%23comment s">22 Comments

Finally, we got the Intel Sign. Here's the FW with Dynamic Control.

Download https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1s-cMG0OPjFQU0xRzBNekNvTG s">Here

How to:

In Window 10

1. Connect with your Mantiz Venus

2. Make sure that Thunderbolt device manager had been recognized the device.

3. Unzip the firmware update tool.There will be two files, unzip them into the same folder. 

4. Execute the FwUpdateTool_TBX-550CA_NOMOD_Mantiz.exe.

5. Follow the step, then Done.

Note:

* Mainly for increasing the band width from Host ( Laptop ) to Device ( Mantiz Venus )

 

Mymantiz_John originally announced this upcoming firmware in July-2017:

 

Posted by: Mymantiz_John
Posted by: moffat

Excellent to see those tests, I think the performance hit may come if you are running a game at High FPS / low quality where the transfer speed would be more of a bottleneck.

HI, Please check the bench mark by

Heaven Benchmark

API: DirectX11

Quality: Low

Resolution: 640x360

Current FW: H2D 15xx Mib/S

Result:

Upcoming FW: H2D 22xx Mib/s

Conclusion:

No difference in Low Quality & High FPS.

Please enjoy those extra Ports and its convenience. ^_^

 

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table    •    Several builds
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 M1000M + macOS 10.14 & Win10


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Mymantiz_John
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December 9, 2017 2:55 pm  

we remove it because it will make confusion, all the shipment form July is using the Full H2D firmware, so we think it had been lasting for along while, so it doesn't need to be there. 

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December 10, 2017 12:30 am  

I’m using dynamic allocation firmware without issue on Sata and Ethernet. Sometime I got some USB-A he dusconnected but no issue with my mouse, iPhone dock and headset.

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dbuckingham
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December 21, 2017 3:07 am  

Are there more tests out there that compare the effect of the different bandwidth on game fps?


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dbuckingham
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December 21, 2017 3:31 am  

Thanks!


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