Thief reboot PC system requirements revealed

Eidos Montreal has revealed the PC system requirements for the upcoming Thief reboot.

A post to Eidos Montreal's website reveals that it has "finished tinkering and optimizing" every aspect of the Thief reboot, allowing it to announce the PC 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

The PC version of the game was ported to the PC by Nixxes, which previously worked on the PC versions Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider.

The game's art technical director Jean-Normand Bucci previously said that the Thief reboot will look better on the PC than on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. He explained that while Thief for the new systems from Microsoft and Sony will deliver "much more" than what console gamers have come to expect, the PC version will go even further.

Thief launches February 25, 2014, for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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mediaboy12333
mediaboy12333

may i ask i got nvidia GTX640 and i3 6gb ram and 2tb space, can run this game on mid sitting??? plz help me! thank a lot

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

Pfahahaha you guys make me laugh can't you make your games on pc then port them to consoles PLZ!!!!! and your requirements are stupid,Infos plz,what do you need as cpu 3.10? 2.10? 2.5 3.9??? WTF ?? Regardless im waiting for this one and knowing ill be able to play it with full setting with requirments lower the crysis 3,witch is last gen...again...that legendary next gen eh,Makes me really Happy!.Common UE4 Come out already your the real next gen!!!

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

what a load of crap from a dual core they jump to a i7. all of this are marketing schemes to trick people in to buying expensive hardware. i bet that with a good dual core and a 7770 you can play this game at high easily.

skeletore11
skeletore11

I have a core i7 @ 3.6, 6 gigs of DDR3 1800, Galaxy GTX 770 GC Edition. I will be running this game at max setting just like I do Battlefield 4. However, I still will probably buy this on PS4 instead. PS4 is more social oriented and less hackers on it. I can also kick back and relax in a recliner with a beer while I game on my PS4. Something that PC makes hard to do. Since the SteamOS is so knew and is still a mystery as to if  the developers will makes versions of their games for it or not PS4 seems like my only option to game in comfort.

DigiRave
DigiRave

Looks like my system falls somewhere in the middle with it's i5 chip and graphics card. Memory? Got more than enough.

blitzinD
blitzinD

Me thinks it is time to move up to the 2GB graphics card.

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

What are my requirements on Xbox One?

ellinax
ellinax

the recommended specs aren't even demanding or anything, this game better be 100% optimized for pc

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Nixxes did pretty great with the Human Revolution port, I'll have to pick this up when it comes out.

Mariner32
Mariner32

Well, my i5 Quad Core and HD7770 are aging so we'll see how well this game performs. Definitely looking forward to it, though.

kalipekona
kalipekona

I'm a long time fan of the Thief series. This one looks great and I can't wait to get my Steam copy next month.

Hakkology
Hakkology

Graphics look quite low which is great but 4 gb ram minimum.


Might have to upgrade my laptop :/.

push88
push88

Kinda sucks I'm gonna have to rush through this game with Dark Souls II coming out.

push88
push88

I guess I'll be quite happy playing this with my Nvidia GTX 780?... good times.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I should be able to run this hopefully on high settings. I'm starting to run out of room in the vram dept. though, with my crossfired 6870s only sporting 1gb. May have to invest in a single 7970 or r9 gpu.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Good old HD 4800 still kicking since 2008. Talk about a masterpiece of hardware, 6 years on the market, going throught the end of PS2 to the begining of PS4! And good to know that Nixxes is behind it, hell of a job they did porting Tomb Raider to such a spetacular smooth, almost too smooth, performance on the PC! Looking forward for the game! 

archav3n
archav3n

If it's Dishonored 2.. i buy it blindly. Not so sure on this one.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Nvidia 460 series here... maybe an update is in order.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

I'm running a FX 8350 and a HD 7950. I run everything on max settings except Crysis 3 with max anti aliasing. Not going back to consoles. I play on my tv too.

razrabbit
razrabbit

I'm cautiously optimistic about this.  

I want to believe it'll be awesome, but i've been burnt so badly by preordering mediocre/broken games that i'd need to see a lot more gameplay footage before plunking down any cash.

It looks nice, but I haven't been 'wowed' by anything i've seen just yet.


I enjoyed the Deus Ex reboot, so at least I know this won't be 'terrible'.  I'm just wondering how much stealth and difficulty they've sacrificed, and how much they've scripted everything to make this marketable to the Call of Duty crowd.

TalSet_11
TalSet_11

@mediaboy12333  Yes.  You'd be able to run it on mid, probably 1600x900 (you won't notice the difference in resolution, but your framerate will improve).  The one thing with your i3, I'd turn some of the shading down to keep your framerate up.  Shading and resolution will sock your framerate on that cpu.  Maybe consider a cpu/mobo upgrade?  The new Vishera 8-core FX8xxx series cpu's from AMD are legit and cheap, considering you get 4ghz out of the box.  

circles26
circles26

@Tzunoy I hope you need a 7800 to max it out. I'd be happy if it were like Skyrim with HD textures. I had dual 7770s and sold them because they didn't work right together on half my games.

TalSet_11
TalSet_11

@Tzunoy  Probably has nothing to do with marketing.  Considering that the shader engine and tesselation aren't completely GPU-bound, and probably take advantage of quad-core hyperthreading, it makes perfect sense that a quad-core would be recommended.  That's not exactly an unexpected requirement.  

eBentl
eBentl

@skeletore11  

I just take my case out in to the living room and plug in my 360 controller. Best of both worlds

shnull
shnull

@skeletore11il be left running it on lower specs til i can afford some new state of the art hardware, which will be great since ill have skipped a few generations. I just cant keep up with the yearly €1000 you need to spend to be an elitist pc gamer pig :p

on your console thing there, most of the games that are available on ps or x- can be bought on steam and work with an xbox controller just fine, if not, try x360ce , just google it, if you gots a pc and you know how to work it a little its easy as kindergarten duplo to install and it works with about any game that supports and x360 controller, i bought a cheap wireless pad, only to find out almost no games supported it, but with that stuff, its skyrim, dark souls and whatnot, straight from steam (on windows ... i didnt know the steamOS was in effect yet ?) to my 50 inch plasma in full HD, lying on my bed with a wireless controller and ... well beer or coffee depends on the mood, if girlfriends were involved id be twiddling other knobs ... pc gaming is somewhat elitist and thats why its great to hear they will at least make it look better on superior hardware for people who spend thousands on a machine i.o. a few hundreds because they dont know anything but pulling the plug and pushing a button.

This should be an example for all pc 'ports' ... dark souls promised better work on the pc version for the sequel as well. People who buy pc's obviously can spend more on it than someone buying a console, they should tap that ... in the non sexual sense, by adding perks, not just looking better, the A.I. on a pc can be so much more developed because of the cpu power with all the cores you get there you can spawn more threads i suppose at once ..

and what not ...

try that little tool man, you'll find a new world of gaming opening up from the back of your couch, kicking back that miller or whatever it is


Karmazyn
Karmazyn

@ellinax recommended spec will let you play game at medium to high. To play game on ultra you will need ultra great machine.

TalSet_11
TalSet_11

@godzillavskong  I'd wait on the R9.  Not a lot of devs are supporting the Mantle system yet.  Once they start to phase out the Radeon series as their premium offerings and the R-series becomes their flagship line, there will be much better driver support.  

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@Warlord_Irochi

My son has that same gpu. That thing has done surprisingly well for him. He's running a Athlon x4(605e) with 8gb of 1600mhz ram also. He's only gaming @ 720p though.

cboy2332
cboy2332

@razrabbit This will be the hardest game in thief series, if you check all the options.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@Kelemhuma That's a dated article, though.  What about DirectX 11.1?  Or the upcoming DirectX 11.2?  Google this YouTube video:


?v=TDKv-tKZq7Q



prinzseptim
prinzseptim

@TalSet_11 @mediaboy12333  New FX 8-series? Haven't those been out for a few years already? Hardly new... if you are going to spend $179 (from MicroCenter) on a FX series chip, you'd might as well spend the same on a i5-4670k which outperforms it by vast margins. the AMD FX series isn't true 8 cores. It's AMD's way of imitating Intel's Hyperthreading. I've done my research before going with the i7 Haswell over the FX series. Go to Anandtech or any other CPU benchmark sites and you will see the FX is like at the bottom of the charts while the Haswells are at the top.

circles26
circles26

@TalSet_11 @Tzunoy They recommended a quad core i7. I can't find one anywhere. Maybe I should buy a console. Any i5 from 2500k on will be fine maxed out. No one is using 6 cores. If you don't have one then go for a 4670k, but 3570k is fine too. Spend that extra $100 on a better GPU.  

circles26
circles26

@shnull @skeletore11 You just need the right hardware, at the right price point. Right now you can build a system with 4670k and a 7800HD for like $700 at Microcenter. That will last you around 2, or 3 years, then spend another $180 on a new video card. It's not that hard.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

@Karmazyn@ellinax that is utter bullshit, ultra with no aa and a dual core from ivy or haswell and at least hd 7770. the rest is marketing tricks. ultra is to fool people when high is the same at 90% most of the time.

shnull
shnull

@Karmazyn@ellinaxnobody said pc gaming is cheap, you can get a console experience on a med-range pc-for-gamers, the problem indeed is with most 'ports' you get the same experience on an elite pc-for-gamers, no matter the amount of cards and cores, thats where dev, no, not the devs, thats where producers need to step up and whip the lazy devs into place ... to make the gear worth the experience ... just battlefield and call of duty aint enough imo, im an avid pc gamer, i sold off my console, i can still enjoy about any game up to date with a 4 year old rig, not at max ofcourse, the only reason for me to buy a console would be the release of the next tekken or -calibur, all other games i like are on pc (xept killer instinct, microsoft really tore off a nut for me there)


UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

If he doesn't have 4gb of ram in a laptop he uses for gaming, chances are he doesn't meet any of the other requirements either

prinzseptim
prinzseptim

@TalSet_11 @godzillavskong  R9s are already out. Been out. and Driver Support is fine. Running 14.1 Beta v1.6 on my 7970 and i've gotten better fps and visuals in all my games.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@godzillavskong Well, not much of a tragedy there. Will see how it goes first, my reference is being Able to play Syrim at max detail 60fps stable, although I know a game from 2011 is not the best of references, but you know...

Thanks for the information anyway :)

1n07
1n07

@mediaboy12333 @TalSet_11I have GTX660 and FX8350 and I can barely run it on mid-settings so I would say IF you can run it then it would be on the lowest settings.

prinzseptim
prinzseptim

@Tzunoy  indeed. ran Tomb Raider on Ultra and Ultimate and Ultra looks amazing enough with an i7-4770k, 16gb RAM and HD 7970 OC, 1920x1080, 60 fps.