Maingear F131 Review: A High Performance Gaming PC Masterpiece

Maingear F131 Shadow Of Mordor, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Far Cry 5 Benchmarks

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on the high-end graphics cards employed in these systems, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there.

All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note that the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here if you'd like to catch up on the latest happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, The Sequal To Mordor

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Maingear F131

The Maingear F131 pulls off another first-place finish across the board, at all three resolutions. 4K gaming at Ultra quality settings in a game like Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is absolutely no problem for the F131, even if you want to do it on a high refresh display. 

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter, set in an open-world environment. The game is played from a third-person perspective, though there is an optional first person view when aiming certain guns. Players are members of the fictional "Ghosts", an elite special-operations unit of the United States Army. We tested Wildlands -- which is a DX11 title -- with all of the in-game graphical options cranked up to their maximum values, at both 1440P and 4K...

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands Maingear F131

At 1920x1080, where this game is a bit more CPU limited, the Maingear F131 just barely misses another first-place finish according to the average FPS, but its minimum FPS was the best. Still, once the resolution increases and the GPUs are more heavily taxed, the F131 finds its stride and jumps out into the lead. Once again, we see playable framerates with Very High-quality graphics settings at 4K.
Far Cry 5 
The Dunia Engine Lives On
Next up, we’ve got some benchmark scores from FarCry 5, the latest installment in the storied franchise. Like its predecessors, FarCry 5 is a fast-action shooter set in an open world environment with lush visuals and high graphics fidelity. The game takes place a fictional county in Montana, where a cult has taken over control of the area. We don’t have reference data from other gaming rigs running FarCry 5, but tested the Maingear F131 at multiple resolutions using Ultra Quality settings to see how it handled this recently-released AAA title...

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FarCry 5 

Far Cry 5 Benchmark Maingear F131

FarCry 5 was no match for the Maingear F131. As the resolution increases, framerates decrease as you would expect, but the GeForce GTX 1080 Tis running in SLI in the F131 hardly broke a sweat and still managed to hit the 90FPS mark at 4K.

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