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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: @gerax

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Thanx a lot for the info. Unbelivably it looks like the Vega 64 is still the top performer...at least in DaVinci.

Any results on FCPX?

 

Best

 

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@arzen, I didn't need to install any drivers for the expansion LAN port. If your system doesn't detect a new network interface when a LAN cable is connected, you can go in System Preferences > Network then click the + button. In the dropdown menu you can select USB LAN.

 

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Arzen
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@itsage, I added an edit on my last post -- some genius on reddit did a bunch of investigating with the Ethernet drivers on MacOS. It really did make a difference once I followed his setup.

 

MacBook Pro 16" - 2.3 i9, 16GB, 1TB, 5500m (I added thermal pads to the VRMs); Mantiz Saturn Pro w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT (previously, a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box) + LG OLED C9


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Arzen
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Posted by: @mymantiz_john
Posted by: @arzen

I feel sad that I was left out! I just got mine Saturn tonight (in Japan). I DM'd you (@mymantiz_john) a few weeks ago but never heard back about a discount or free shipping. I paid $329 + $55 for shipping. Additionally, the Mantiz team shipped the wrong power cord (picture attached), so I need to go out and buy an extra power cord tomorrow. Japan uses the same 2-pronged power cable as the US, or 3 prong if necessary (usually has a grounding wire attached for the 2-prong). #feelsbadman

I was actually coming here to write about the experience I've had so far tonight -- I installed a Red Devil 5700 XT inside and have been running some tests.

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we should provide the JPN power cord. it is a mistake, willing to provide the power cord refund to you. Let us know how much you buy the extra one. 

about the Fan noise & coil whine. I've seriously tested, it sounds like the coil whine when the fan started. but it is a noise of the fan when they started. PSU had fan start stop design, if the PSU reached to 55 degree, then it will start. It doesn't mean that  laptop was fully charged then PSU suddenly dropped the temperate to be below 55. and for safer reasons. after PSU charged. keep fan running awhile is also good for the product life cycle. regarding the silence, I can guarantee, it will be much much smaller than a tiny EGPU. A tiny eGPU only use couple 40mm fan, and you can imagine how loud it will be to keep the enclosure cool. 

Lan is driverless in MacOS or Windows. There's no necessary to preinstall anything. If there's any issue with this, let us know. [email protected] 

I thought perhaps I was wrong so I turned off the computer and left it overnight. I turned it on this morning, ambient temp is 21C and fans haven't stopped on the case or PSU. Fans are off on the GPU -- only thing open is Safari.

My MacBook's fans are idle and CPU is 37C...

I don't know what else to try...

Thanks for the help with the power cord. I will let you know later today when I pick it up from the store.

MacBook Pro 16" - 2.3 i9, 16GB, 1TB, 5500m (I added thermal pads to the VRMs); Mantiz Saturn Pro w/ PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT (previously, a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box) + LG OLED C9


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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: @arzen
Posted by: @mymantiz_john
Posted by: @arzen

I feel sad that I was left out! I just got mine Saturn tonight (in Japan). I DM'd you (@mymantiz_john) a few weeks ago but never heard back about a discount or free shipping. I paid $329 + $55 for shipping. Additionally, the Mantiz team shipped the wrong power cord (picture attached), so I need to go out and buy an extra power cord tomorrow. Japan uses the same 2-pronged power cable as the US, or 3 prong if necessary (usually has a grounding wire attached for the 2-prong). #feelsbadman

I was actually coming here to write about the experience I've had so far tonight -- I installed a Red Devil 5700 XT inside and have been running some tests.

...

we should provide the JPN power cord. it is a mistake, willing to provide the power cord refund to you. Let us know how much you buy the extra one. 

about the Fan noise & coil whine. I've seriously tested, it sounds like the coil whine when the fan started. but it is a noise of the fan when they started. PSU had fan start stop design, if the PSU reached to 55 degree, then it will start. It doesn't mean that  laptop was fully charged then PSU suddenly dropped the temperate to be below 55. and for safer reasons. after PSU charged. keep fan running awhile is also good for the product life cycle. regarding the silence, I can guarantee, it will be much much smaller than a tiny EGPU. A tiny eGPU only use couple 40mm fan, and you can imagine how loud it will be to keep the enclosure cool. 

Lan is driverless in MacOS or Windows. There's no necessary to preinstall anything. If there's any issue with this, let us know. [email protected] 

I thought perhaps I was wrong so I turned off the computer and left it overnight. I turned it on this morning, ambient temp is 21C and fans haven't stopped on the case or PSU. Fans are off on the GPU -- only thing open is Safari.

My MacBook's fans are idle and CPU is 37C...

I don't know what else to try...

Thanks for the help with the power cord. I will let you know later today when I pick it up from the store.

If we are talking about the system fan.  Here's the fan table. it is not a start-stop design. and it cannot be a start-stop design due to the temperature for the power management I.C. is still working even your laptop is idle. Power consumption is 18.3W, and Win10 Idle: 41.8W. It has to be run. ( it is healthy design for product life cycle consideration ) . check the PWM Fan control table & Low Level Load power consumption from the eGPU. 

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Arzen
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@mymantiz_john, PSU fan is off. I'm not sure what changed but it isn't running anymore with Safari open.

 

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Hey guys,

I finally placed an order for my Saturn Pro II.

Now I'm looking at graphics cards. I'll primarily be using it for casual gaming in bootcamp. But I'd also like it to work in MacOS. So I guess my only options are AMD ones.

Which would be the top 3 choices when it comes to AMD GPUs?

I found this list online, would you agree with it?

Best graphics cards at a glance

  1. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  2. AMD Radeon RX 5700
  3. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  4. AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
  5. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  6. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super
  7. AMD Radeon VII
  8. Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini
  9. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 OC 6G
  10. PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XLR8 Gaming OC

- MacBook Pro 2020 13"
- 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
- 32GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
- Mantiz Saturn Pro II
- 1TB SSD


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@mymantiz_john, I'm about to place an order from EU warehouse but I'm very undecided between the silver and space grey variant, especially because I can't seem to find any pictures online of the silver version. Do you happen to have any photos (no renders) of the silver unit? Even better if placed next to the space gray one or a MBP.

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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@mymantiz_john, any discounts for long-term eGPU.io members? (jk). I am planning to buy one soon.

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: @ludalex

@mymantiz_john, I'm about to place an order from EU warehouse but I'm very undecided between the silver and space grey variant, especially because I can't seem to find any pictures online of the silver version. Do you happen to have any photos (no renders) of the silver unit? Even better if placed next to the space gray one or a MBP.

 

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this is the Silver 

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