[Unboxing] Mantiz Saturn Pro II MZ-03 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure (US$299 RRP)
 
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Tiago Borba
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@dr1337 I've been told by Mantiz support they would get replacement PSUs by 3rd week of November. Assuming they send immediately from China, using a relatively hasty DDP (delivery duty paid, which I 100% expect them to), they could arrive before 2020 ends. Otherwise it will get stomped by Black Friday and Holidays delays. Personally, I'm a bit frustrated by this because it's like I'm right next to an old fridge compressor that keeps going on and off every 5 minutes. Even on idle...

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: @tiago_borba

@dr1337 I've been told by Mantiz support they would get replacement PSUs by 3rd week of November. Assuming they send immediately from China, using a relatively hasty DDP (delivery duty paid, which I 100% expect them to), they could arrive before 2020 ends. Otherwise it will get stomped by Black Friday and Holidays delays. Personally, I'm a bit frustrated by this because it's like I'm right next to an old fridge compressor that keeps going on and off every 5 minutes. Even on idle...

We use DHL Express, it just take 2 days. So it wont be that long!

 

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Hi John, do you have an ETA as to when we can expect our replacement PSUs to be shipped out? 

Third week of Nov. We will start to delivery by using DHL express ( 2 days delivery lead time ) 

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Matthew Kwong
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@mymantiz_john, will the black colour option of MANTIZ MZ-03 SATURN PRO V2 be available anytime soon?

 

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Mymantiz_John
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Posted by: @matthew_kwong

@mymantiz_john, will the black colour option of MANTIZ MZ-03 SATURN PRO V2 be available anytime soon?

 

Sorry, there’s no such a plan. 

The next news production lead time will be about 90 days. 

 

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Matthew Kwong
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Posted by: @mymantiz_john
Posted by: @matthew_kwong

@mymantiz_john, will the black colour option of MANTIZ MZ-03 SATURN PRO V2 be available anytime soon?

 

Sorry, there’s no such a plan. 

The next news production lead time will be about 90 days. 

 

So can I assume that Space Grey will be the only colour option available in the future?

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Francisco Olavo
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I bought this enclosure but I am unsure if the new AMD 6800XT will fit inside as it's casing is a bit large for a 2-slot.

Does anyone have any info on this?

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Tiago Borba
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@francisco_olavo it should be fine. According to mymantiz.com, the box accommodates "2.75PCIE slot. ( Max :12.99 * 6.29 * 2.36 Inch )". That last number is thickness, which is 60mm. The reference card, according to AMD, is 2.5 slots. Sapphire apparently makes reference cards with reference cooler (I believe they also shipped 5700 XT ones), and they say it is precisely 49.75mm. So you've got about 10cmm to spare, and this is in line with what I see on my own 5700 XT Pulse installed on the Saturn Pro - still a lot of room.

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Francisco Olavo
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@tiago_borba, given the disappointing RT results for the AMD cards I went ahead and bought a RTX 3080 FE. It fits nicely and lots of extra space to boot!

 

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Tiago Borba
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@francisco_olavo this is a bit off-topic, but actually, I don't consider the numbers all that disapointing, especially on 6800 XT vs 3080. Every single reviewer and their mother are doubtful on what will be best going forwards - on one side they all do limited testing and depending on their choice of games for plotting charts and data analysis, some favour 6800 XT overall, others still favour 3080. Some will say 3080 is better at 4k, some say exactly the opposite. The only things that seem set in stone are that at present, RT performance is clearly better in Nvidia ALL THE WAY back to 2060, DLSS still helps a LOT, Radeon struggles running some games at all (with others having serious bugs such as control locking at 500Mhz...), and that SAM+Rage mode are a gimmick, for now (but so was DLSS at launch and all the way through DLSS 2...).

Given the XT matches the 3080 almost everywhere and for a game that it underperforms, there's one that performs better, that AMD has a track record of improving graphics (the 5700 XT for instance has been perfectly fine since about 3 months after release), the 16GB GDDR6 + 128MB infinity fabric (HMB2?) matching the 11GB GDDR6X, and most of all that newly-released consoles have the exact same architecture really gives me pause over which card to chose! The reasons to go Nvidia on the other hand are also consistent: you have multiple AIB options with VARIED choice of warranty (up to 5y from Zotac!), DLSS 2.0 works really great in the few but growing games that support it, and overall Nvidia has really evolved tech both in RT, streaming/encoding, Audio and signal processing and ML cores that we know for sure Radeon still doesn't. It's a tough choice.

And that 50 USD/EUR price difference may not be much at this price point, but all variables considered, it may tip the scale in AMD's favour on 3080 vs 6800 XT. AMD may have an edge for those that don't care for features and may care for console parity and price.

And exactly the opposite on the 500-600 bracket: the 80 USD/EUR more, even with a 10% performance gain by 6800 (perceived! - every reviewer has a different number and DLSS+RT invert this dramatically!) over the 3070. The 3070 is MUCH cheaper and will be a wider range choice, even if it caps at half the memory. Given both these cards generally shine at 1440p and tank below 60FPS at 4k, there's little reason to pick the more expensive 6800. Especially given only the promise of 4k-capable AI upscaling/supersampling later on for 4k and that games and consoles will have an effect. Nvidia has been up there in almost 2 full generations of non-Nvidia massified consoles out there (notable exception now the Switch, but that's an ARM CPU+GPU, which is irrelevant here), the 3070 is just too enticing. Oh, and 5y Zotac warranty really REALLY give your spent 500 bucks more value over time, especially reselling.

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egpuCH
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Hello everyone!

 

I was wondering if the EU batch that is being shipped out now is suffering from the PSU noise issue, does anyone know?

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