Thief 2014 System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 11:28 PM
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Getting to play as Garrett again is likely going to be a long awaited treat for many gamers. The world of Thief was a place where some of the original first person stealth ever happened. Towards the end of the 90's it used the shooter rich 3D worlds and applied cunning and shadow.

Its original home was firmly on PC and now we get to see what sort of PC rig is likely required to get Thief 2014 system requirements running...

Thief Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista with updated platform patch

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ or an AMD Athlon II X2 240 (A high-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU)

RAM: 4GB system memory

HD : 20GB of free hard disk

GPU: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250

DX: 10 Direct X

Thief Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win 7 64-Bit or Win 8 64-Bit

CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU

RAM: 4+ GB system memory

HD : 20GB of free hard disk

GPU: AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better

DX: 11 Direct X

There are a few hefty requirements hooked into that lot above. With the CPU i7 and FX 8000 in particular catching our eye. These are both AMD and Intel high end CPUs, that we are being advised we will require for the Thief recommended processor requirement. We think that these are likely an overstatement but will run the game through its paces when it lands next month on the 25th February 2014.

Another point of interest in the requirements listed above is the AMD recommended graphics card listed as an R9. These are AMDs latest offerings and some pretty solid cards.

Check out the comparison between the AMD Radeon R9 270 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, which are the two listed Recommended Thief GPU requirements. They are both highly similar performance wise.

Thief 2014 Partners With AMD

We have talked a fair bit about AMD's Mantle tech lately and it seems like Eidos have decided to take a look at what that is all about. Thief 2014 will be enjoying some technological advantages through a partnering with AMD. As well as having access to the Mantle API, Thief will also utilise AMDs Eyefinity multi-display technology and their "trueAudio" tech as well.

Thief will be capable of Direct X 11 rendering as well.

If you are thinking of upgrading to play Thief, then be aware that the Eidos/AMD partnership goes as far as some of their AMD GPUs being bundled with a "free" copy of the stealth em up.

Naturally we will be stress testing Thief on various PCs, once we have infiltrated Eidos and stolen our review sample right out from under their noses. Or when they send us our review copy, whichever happens first.

Check out if your rig can run Thief 2014 system requirements

Compare your graphics card to the Thief GPU benchmark chart

Thanks to our man Altunuz for bringing this awesome scoop to our attention super fast. Thumb up bro thanks for sharing!

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02:09 Feb-28-2014

Could i run this sucker?

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01:13 Mar-03-2014

Meh, maybe on minimum. Your 9400 is getting pretty old... And only dual core cpu

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01:20 Mar-03-2014

i will give it a try.
As for upgrading... if you have 1300 bucks to spare, then im all for upgrading.
But until i get that kind of money, im stuck with this.
I just upgraded from a Pentium D and an ATI Xpress 200 so this is pretty fast for me.

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19:17 Feb-27-2014

I'll go a LITTLE off topic here. Here we go: When I play Thief I get 100% HDD usage and the game lags badly. Also when I install a game or something bigger my PC lags a lot and I can't do anything while I'm installing.

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19:19 Feb-27-2014

Is there anything I can do to fix my HDD? I tried defragmenting, error checking, bad sectors and I tried lots of programs and they all say everything is okay. When I benchmark the speed goes between 60MB/s - 90MB/s

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15:41 Mar-02-2014

Most likely you got a bad virus on your hard drive, or your hard drive is near the end of it's life span. Get an anti virus like malwarebytes anti-malware and check it out!
P.S. The anti virus i suggested is my personal favorite! :)

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01:22 Mar-03-2014

It's the same even after a format so it can't be a virus right? And for the life span, Hard Disk Sentinel tells me that it's got more than 1000 days remaining lifetime and that the HDD is in full health and everything is perfect.

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02:38 Mar-03-2014

it sounds like you need more ram.
Windows likes to screw with people by using the HDD as "Page file".
That is sort of like a slower ram.
It sounds like you're running out of ram, and windows pulled the "lol you wanted to actually USE your hard drive? HA Nope!" on you.
Try getting a secondary hard dr

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10:27 Mar-03-2014

I was planning to upgrade my RAM to 8GB this month but I can't buy both RAM and another HDD. I know it's cheap but I ripped a lot of money from my parents already.xD What should be my priority? Upgrade to 8GB of RAM or get a secondary HDD?

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00:27 Mar-10-2014

you may want to have a look at programs like HDD regen or spinright and see if they find delay sectors on your hdd. but it does sound like a page file issue. like tdpequinox said.

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00:33 Mar-10-2014

Haven't tried that program but I've tried Hard Disk Sentinel and HD Tune and they both say that everything is perfect.

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15:09 Mar-03-2014

that depends. if you're able to get one or the other next month too, then get the HDD.
If it might take you a little longer to get the second, get the ram."
When you get a new HDD, don't get a seagate. i know they are cheap, but the dont last that long.
WD all the way.

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17:38 Mar-03-2014

I forgot to ask you in the last comment but why would installing a game require more than 4GB RAM? I don't see it getting fully used either.

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02:08 Mar-04-2014

well a game like this could end up using all 4 Gigs.
Some games like bf3/bf4 even use more than 7.
Not to mention needing to have ram left over for the system, and whatever programs you might have running.
I was working on an old pc today, and it was really slow. i added more ram, BAM that sucker sped r

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02:10 Mar-04-2014

right up! Ram is one of the more vital pieces of a computer.
Speaking of, you could upgrade your FX-6300 to an FX-8320-8350 for pretty cheap, and get a nice boost of performance.
A 41% Boost, to be exact.

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01:07 Mar-05-2014

I wasn't asking about RAM usage in-game, I was asking while installing a game because my PC lags when installing something, the HDD latency gets really high and it takes like half a minute to open Chrome and other stuff.

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01:10 Mar-05-2014

And I bought the FX-6300 2 moths ago so I will not be changing it very soon. I know that the price difference isn't very high for FX-8320 or 8350 however I was very limited in my budget because I also had to buy a new mobo and DD3 RAM.

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03:19 Mar-05-2014

your 6300 will do great. i only suggested it because i love uber beastly rigs :D
As for while installing.... some games like to dump all the files to ram for some reason while installing.
It is not needed and it really should not be there, but oh well.

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03:20 Mar-05-2014

now if you mean it happens with ALL games when installing, it might be a hard drive failure.
How old is your WD Hard drive? It should still be under warranty, and you can have your files transferred over for really cheap.
Let them know of your issue.

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19:45 Feb-25-2014

So many bad reviews/ratings for this game, many people saying its a **** game.. with 24gb game size ,don't know if this game is worth getting :s

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11:00 Jan-23-2014

Hmm...

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09:13 Jan-23-2014

feels so good it has AMD optimization :) ! i cant get mantle thats by for GPU :( and R9 270 and GTX 660/GTX 650 ti boost same performance...good to here that as well no need to go for next gen GPU it will be enough for next gen games with my upcoming GTX 650 ti boost !

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18:13 Feb-21-2014

but am having GTX 660 :D

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17:30 Jan-22-2014

at what settings i can play and how much fps will i get ?

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07:57 Jan-23-2014

Max settings on that rig :O And I can't say about FPS because the game isn't out and we don't know about is optimization good or not. SO it's just my predict that you will get around 35-45 FPS if the optimization is going to be good.

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17:28 Jan-22-2014

look very promising ... only hopping that I can max it out with my rig...

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13:09 Jan-22-2014

I wish my PC won't explode on this one. :)

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15:50 Jan-21-2014

I thought it would be like Dishonored requirements but little more performance hungry. This is too much.

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19:50 Jan-21-2014

for a next gen game these requirements are great :)

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13:41 Jan-21-2014

Has the same graphics requirements as BF4 and i can pull tweaked ultra on that! Super happy if these turn out to be the final specs!

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08:58 Jan-19-2014

I like how people ask if they can run some game... meanwhile they have some i5 and gtx770/r9 270x and they know that they can run it easily... It's funny.

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08:28 Jan-19-2014

will i max this?

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12:47 Jan-21-2014

yeah probably max settings with some aa

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14:21 Jan-21-2014

dont need aa i use smaa injectors

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08:23 Jan-19-2014

Max it?

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12:49 Jan-21-2014

max settings of course

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05:24 Jan-19-2014

Lets see how far they can push Unreal Engine 3 with this.

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22:59 Jan-18-2014

I can clearly see that my CPU will bottleneck with this game, but I think I can manage to pull up atleast medium settings with this. What do you guys think?

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08:22 Jan-19-2014

Yeah, you will most probably be able to run it on medium

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12:50 Jan-21-2014

i think that youl be able to run this game at high ultra settings with no aa

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20:18 Jan-18-2014

How much should I OC my cpu to come close to ultra settings for this game?

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21:58 Jan-18-2014

fx8000 can be from fx8150 all the way up to fx 9590, so... most likely you won't get an answer in here

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08:29 Jan-19-2014

oc it to 4 ghz and we'll see

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20:33 Jan-21-2014

No way in hell this game will need a fx 9590 some people think the requirements are in overstatement but I wanna OC jus in case

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20:37 Jan-21-2014

oc-ing is always good, if it will be necessary in this very game... nobody but the developers know :P

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19:50 Jan-18-2014

I wasn't expecting any game to recommend an R9 card this soon.

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18:55 Jan-18-2014

I find it hard to believe that an Unreal Engine 3 title has a GTX 660 or R9-270 in recommended along with an i7 and an FX octacore... Even the most demanding Unreal Engine 3 game out already - Bioshock Infinite was maxed out on the much weaker GTX 550 ti while titles such as dishonoured were maxed out on a GT 545 or HD 6670 even on 1080p and a GT 440 or HD 5570 at 720p... The RAM requirements are also utterly ridiculous... I hope this game does not go down the path of CoD Ghosts as far as optimizations is concerned...

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05:29 Jan-19-2014

nah its just stupid requirements look at AC:liberation and MGR both can be maxed on maxed on HD7770 without AA at 1080p with 40+fps with an FX4100 or i3 processor..yet MGR has i7 in reqs and Liberation has HD7870 in reqs..
i hope this game will not have technical problems like bioshock infinite had. like texture streaming problem and artifacts in some cases..although my fps in BSI was fine 60fps most of the time w/o DDOF but fps drops and stuttering was pretty bad.

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09:01 Jan-19-2014

Yeah, I max everything like that, Aatire80. :D

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09:09 Jan-19-2014

great have fun..:D

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18:54 Jan-18-2014

This is going to be awesome. I just wish there was a special edition of the game, with something like a statue of Garrett or a lock pick set.

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18:49 Jan-18-2014

Settings for me?
been looking forward to this game for a while

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| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 630 Mobile 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Zotac Gaming 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Athlon II X4 640 Radeon RX 470 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 960M 2GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Pentium G2030 3.0GHz Radeon HD 4650 1GB 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6402P 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming X 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
Core i3-10105 4-Core 3.7GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB