As AMD recently has proven, Mantle can bring a significant performance improvement towards compatible games. one game that will support Mantle will be Thief. Unfortunately, at launch time there will be no support. Thief is due to launch in North America on the February 25th. Eidos however has shared a note where it states that that Thief won’t be shipping with Mantle support and TruAudio. more after the break.

Here's that note:


Important Update Regarding Mantle and TrueAudio


THIEF is a showcase for the awesome gaming performance offered by the PC and we’ve worked hard with AMD to accomplish that, by collaborating on the implementation of several PC-specific features. This includes AMD TrueAudio technology, AMD CrossFire™ technology, AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and more. As you know, THIEF will also be one of the first games to ship that takes advantage of AMD’s Mantle graphics API.


We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done with AMD to make the PC version of THIEF a stand-out, definitive experience although we have a little more work to do to accommodate all of these new PC-specific features – we are busy working on a patch to support AMD’s Mantle and TrueAudio technologies that is scheduled for March. We’re confident this patch will ensure the best and fastest THIEF experience for AMD Radeon™ customers. We’re sorry we couldn’t bring this to you sooner – although we will use this time to bring you the very best experience possible and will let you know when the patch is ready.


We’re happy to say that the AMD CrossFire™ technology and AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology will be fully functional when THIEF launches on the 25th February in North America and 28th February in Europe and other associated territories.


elow are the full specifications for Thief on Windows PC, of which aren’t so demanding. Additionally the game will feature 4K resolution support as well as Nvidia SLi and 3D vision support:


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 Quad i7 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



Thief launches on Feb. 25, 2014 on current/next-gen systems and PC. For more information be sure to check out the game’s official website.
Source: Thief will not ship with Mantle support