Maingear RUSH SuperStock X99 Review: PC Gaming Like A Boss

Rush Thief And Shadow Of Modor Performance

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at the lowest quality settings. So, to maximize eye candy while also heavily taxing the cards, we ran the game's built in benchmark with its Ultra quality settings at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K on these tricked-out dragster gaming PCs.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Maingear Rush X99 Middle Earth Benchmarks

Since this benchmark is fairly new in our database, we don't have many reference systems to show you relative performance metrics. However, you can still see what the Maingear RUSH is capable of here, regardless. At 154 FPS at 4K resolution, it's pretty obvious we've got more than enough horsepower for this game engine and the RUSH's 3-way SLI 980 Ti setup offers over 100 FPS more than a single Titan X.

DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Square Enix set the tone for Thief by saying, "Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach." The Thief series has been popular for years, not only for its interesting story lines and unique gameplay, but because the games have consistently featured excellent graphics and imagery, and leveraged bleeding edge technology, like AMD's Mantle API, for example.

thief screenshot

Maingear Rush X99 Thief

In this test, we're just giving you a taste of what the RUSH can do over resolution. Even at Thief's Very High quality preset, this gaming PC is the poster child for 4K gaming. The visuals are great at 4K res with these IQ settings as well. 

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