AMD Mantle Support for Thief Coming

March patch will bring AMD's Mantle to Theif

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Thief launched today and if you have been waiting for the AAA title you can finally play it. If you have been buying AMD GPUs then you might of gotten the game for free with the Never Settle Bundle. With Battlefield 4 already supporting the Mantle API, Thief will become the second AAA title to support it but not quite yet. As of right now Mantle for Thief is scheduled for the next patch which will be in March 2014.

Thief is part of AMD’s Gaming Evolved strategy to get games optimized for their hardware. While Mantle is still technically in beta, since that is the only way to utilize it, it has increased how games play over DirectX. I downloaded the game earlier and used the in game benchmark to test it out and my results weren’t to bad. I used my AMD Radeon HD 7990 and made turned all of the graphics settings up as high as they go. Here are the results:

Max FPS: 64.5

Avg. FPS: 56.3

I did expect more but I can’t complain. I have only played it about a half hour at the time of the article, but I can say it does look pretty. I would be curious to see how Mantle improves this when it becomes supported. I didn’t include my lowest FPS due to it was 0.

About Thief

Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach.

As an uprising emerges, Garrett finds himself entangled in growing layers of conflict. Lead by Orion, the voice of the people, the tyrannized citizens will do everything they can to claim back the City from the Baron’s grasp. The revolution is inevitable. If Garrett doesn’t get involved, the streets will run red with blood and the City will tear itself apart.


  • YOU ARE GARRETT, THE MASTER THIEF: Step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and lonely thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of your reach.
  • THE CITY: YOURS FOR THE TAKING: Explore the sick and troubled City, from its shady back alleys to the heights of its rooftops. Sneak into rich houses, Infiltrate the best-guarded mansions and lurk in every dark corner… unnoticed and unsanctioned.
  • CHOOSE YOUR APPROACH: Leverage Garrett’s arsenal to take down guards with your blackjack, shoot one of your many arrow types or use your newly acquired focus abilities to manipulate the environment and outsmart your enemies. What kind of master thief will you be?
  • UNPRECEDENTED IMMERSION: Become one with the world thanks to ground-breaking visual elements and a truly tactile and visceral first-person experience. Through jaw-dropping Next-Gen technical possibilities, THIEF delivers unprecedented immersion through sights, sounds and artificial intelligence.
Thief Game

Thief Game

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