With Thief being released this week, Eidos has whipped up a list of PC system requirements and supported features. We have mentioned in previous posts that Thief would be one of the first games to support AMD’s Mantle but you’re going to have to wait for that I’m afraid.
The update on the Eidos page says:
As you know, THIEF will also be one of the first games to ship that takes advantage of AMD’s Mantle graphics API.
Which is then followed by:
We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done with AMD to make the PC version of THIEF a stand-out, definitive experience although we have a little more work to do to accommodate all of these new PC-specific features – we are busy working on a patch to support AMD’s Mantle and TrueAudio technologies that is scheduled for March
Sadly no Mantle support at launch and hopefully they will make that March patch date.
Here’s what Eidos say is the best setup for your PC box of gaming goodness which includes PC only supported features.
Even with the advent of next-gen consoles, for many old-school fans, Thief will always be most at home on the PC. 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
OS: Windows 7 or 8
CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel Quad i7 Core CPU
RAM: 4+ GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD/SSD: 20 GB
Other PC Features
Input & UI
Full mouse & keyboard integration for the user interface with customized context bar, all buttons are clickable and can be controlled with keyboard.
Custom designed weapons bar when playing with mouse & keyboard
Extensive Customization for Graphics & Display including the following options:
o Toggle fullscreen
o Resolution adjustment
o Refresh rate
o For 3D: Stereo separation
o For 3D: Stereo depth
o Fov sliders
o Texture quality & Texture filtering quality
o Shadow quality
o Screenspace reflection
o Depth of field quality
o Parallax occlusion mapping aka POM
o Contact Hardening Shadows
Change text language in-game via the Audio menu
4K resolution support
Mouse & Keyboard mapping
Xbox 360 controller support
Custom Save/Load system including auto save and manual saves, similar to what we did for Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Surround multi monitor support
3D vision support
3D vision + Surround multi monitor support
Steam community & leaderboard integration
Steam trading cards