Thief System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows Vista with Platform Update for Windows Vista
  • Processor : High-Performance Dual Core CPU or Quad Core CPU
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250
  • DirectX : Version 10
  • Storage : 20 GB available space
  • OS : Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor : AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel Quad i7 Core CPU
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeon HD R9 series or better / Nvdia GTX 660 series or better
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 20 GB available space

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Graphics Requirements

To run Thief it is recommended that you have a minimum of an AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an AMD Radeon HD R9 series or better / Nvdia GTX 660 series or better (or better).

DirectX Version 10 should also be available on your system.

Running Thief on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

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CPU Requirements

Thief requires that you have a minimum of an High-Performance Dual Core CPU or Quad Core CPU processor. For the best game experience an AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel Quad i7 Core CPU (or better) processor is recommended.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

To easily see how your CPU compares to these specifications use our interactive CPU checker.

Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 4 GB RAM to run Thief.

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Storage Requirements

You should have a minimum of 20 GB available space to install and run Thief.

An SSD (Solid State Drive) will generally deliver faster game load times than a HDD with a fixed head. Having more than the recommended level of storage available for a game will usually not improve your experience.

Operating System Requirements

Thief runs on Windows Vista with Platform Update for Windows Vista. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 7, Windows 8.

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.

Platforms

Thief was first released on Feb 24, 2014. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

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