The PC requirements for Thief have finally been revealed; for those who might be lacking on the hardware side of things, now would be a great time to prepare a shopping list.
With the multi-platform launch of the Thief reboot just on the horizon, Eidos Montreal has released the official PC minimum and recommended specifications required to run the anticipated stealth-title. While Thief may not require an absurd amount of power to run, recommended video cards include Radeon’s HD/R9 series, and NVidia’s GTX660 series or higher:
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 i7 Quad 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
Eidos Montreal has also reassured Thief fans that this new installment was created with PC players in mind, as “with the advent of next-gen consoles, for many old-school fans, Thief will always be most at home on the PC.” Thief features AMD Eyefinity support, TrueAudio, Mantle API and DirectX11 support; along with Eyefinity, Thief is also included as a free title for those who purchase select AMD Radeon GPU cards, courtesy of AMD’s “Never Settle Forever” program. Those who pre-order a digital copy of Thief: Master Edition will receive a digital comic book, digital art book, downloadable soundtrack, and an in-game “Booster Pack”.
Thief releases for PC, 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4 on Feb. 25.
Sources: Eidos Montreal, Polygon
Image courtesy of Eidos Montreal