Thief system specs reveal AMD preference

You know a game’s getting close to release when we get our hands on the system specs for the PC version. Today’s topic: Thief, from Eidos Montreal. If you were hoping to spend a bit of time getting reacquainted with Garrett in February, read on to be sure your rig’s up to scratch.

Seriously though, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get this game working nicely. Thief will run on your Vista machine, but if you want to ramp up the settings, you’ll need a high-end CPU to handle it.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista with platform update
  • CPU: High-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250
  • DirectX: DirectX 10
  • HDD/SSD: 20 GB

Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 or 8
  • CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU
  • RAM: 4+ GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • HDD/SSD: 20 GB

Before you rush out and use these specs as a shopping list, something to keep in mind: The Thief dev team has teamed up with AMD, taking advantage of the company’s Eyefinity multi-display functionality and trueAudio sound technology. This means the game will (theoretically) run better on AMD gear, which – if you’re a serious stealth fan – might nudge them ahead of the competitors when you’re researching your next upgrade.

Something else that might sway you? Eidos has bundled copies of Thief with certain AMD GPUs – while we can’t guarantee that’s a deal that’s in place in all regions, it’s certainly worth checking with your local retailers.

Thief is also coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and PlayStation 4, when it launches from February 27th.

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