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Thief system specs reveal Mantle support and DirectX 11 lovelies

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Thief is out of the shadows; here’s our Thief review.

With Square Enix’s take on the Thief series just around the corner the publisher has released the game’s system specs. The bulk of it is your usual fare of graphics cards this and RAM that but where the list is a little surprising is the number of AMD specific technology the game supports and the hard drive space the game requires.

“Even with the advent of next-gen consoles, for many old-school fans, Thief will always be most at home on the PC,” write Square Enix. “To ensure the best possible experience on the platform, we’ve teamed up once again with the pros at Nixxes, who previously worked on the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and last year’s Tomb Raider.

“Now that we’re done tinkering and optimizing every aspect of the game, we can finally announce the minimum and recommended system requirements.

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

Looks like Garrett’s been filling his pockets to the brim. That’s the only explanation I can think of to justify 20GB of hard drive space.

On top a game that looks generally excellent, Square Enix have partnered with AMD to add some extra graphical loveliness to their game. That includes “AMD’s Eyefinity multi-display technology, TrueAudio, Mantle API, and state-of-the-art DirectX 11 rendering for the best image quality on PC.” No word on whether it will feature AMD’s TressFX hair technology and, let’s face it, that’s the only tech that we really care about.

AMD are offering Thief as part of their Never Settle campaign. Certain hardware distributors will sell graphics cards with copies of Thief included for free. You can find out more on AMD’s site.