Thief PC Technical Review

Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: February 27th, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

One of the pioneers of the stealth genre, the original Thief: The Dark Project launched in the late 90s, and has since been met with critical acclaim and followed up by two sequels, and as of this week, a reboot, dubbed simply Thief.

Thief of course updates the series for the modern day, bringing in new mechanics and high-end visuals. If you're curious on how the game performs on PC in terms of graphics, performance, and more, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 334.89
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista with Platform Update for Windows Vista
    • Processor: High-Performance Dual Core CPU or Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 20GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel Quad i7 Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 20GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon HD R9 series or better / Nvdia GTX 660 series or better