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    Thief 4 - 5

    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.

    System Requirements

    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

    Recommended Specs
    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:

    Display
    o Toggle fullscreen
    o Vsync
    o Resolution adjustment
    o Refresh rate
    o For 3D: Stereo separation
    o For 3D: Stereo depth

    Graphics
    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 SSAA
    o FXAA
    o Contact Hardening Shadows

    Change text language in-game via the Audio menu
    4K resolution support
    Benchmark mode
    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

    Nvidia
    Surround multi monitor support
    3D vision support
    3D vision + Surround multi monitor support
    SLi support

    STEAM
    Steam community & leaderboard integration
    Steam achievements
    Steam trading cards

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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