After having gone through support center [t5692788:ce6b] they sent me here. As soon as the game is loaded it starts to create an ever increasing number of handles Type: Event Acess: 0x001F0003. The only time they cease to create is when the game is either paused or the journal is opened, even during the intro movies and menu screen it occurs. I've tried with and without mantle still producing the same results. Persistent in both x64 and x32. Lowering settings seems to increase the rate the handles are created (because of increased frame rate?). It resulted in a crash once when I was playing for over 8 hrs with there being over 10 million handles.

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-9370 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~4.4GHz
Card name: XFX R7970
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1429 (English)
Driver Version: 15.300.1025.1001
Memory: Corsair XMS3 CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 CL11-11-11-30 1.5V Dual Channel
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603)

Thief.log
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12:02:39:030 (7760) > THIEF (64-bit)
12:02:39:032 (7760) > ==============
12:02:39:032 (7760) > 
12:02:39:033 (7760) > 
12:02:39:033 (7760) > Memory statistics:
12:02:39:033 (7760) >   Total RAM = 16.0 GB (16348 MB)
12:02:39:033 (7760) >   Avail RAM = 9.8 GB (10082 MB)
12:02:39:033 (7760) >   Total virtual memory = 8192.0 GB (8388607 MB)
12:02:39:033 (7760) >   Avail virtual memory = 8191.8 GB (8388407 MB)
12:02:39:034 (7760) > OS = Windows 7 (build 7601)
12:02:39:037 (7760) > [Main] Version: 1.7 build 4158.21
12:02:39:037 (7760) > [Main] Command line: -nolauncher
12:02:39:038 (7760) > [Main] Base directory: G:\Steam\steamapps\common\Thief\Binaries2\Win64\
12:02:39:087 (7760) > [Platform] CPU Page size=4096, Processors=8
12:02:39:087 (7760) > [Platform] High frequency timer resolution =4.316650 MHz
12:02:39:087 (7760) > [CPUCount] -----------------------------------------
12:02:39:088 (7760) > [CPUCount] GetLogicalProcessorInformation results:
12:02:39:088 (7760) > [CPUCount] -----------------------------------------
12:02:39:088 (7760) > [CPUCount]  Number of NUMA nodes: 1
12:02:39:088 (7760) > [CPUCount]  Number of physical processor packages: 1
12:02:39:088 (7760) > [CPUCount]  Number of processor cores: 4
12:02:39:089 (7760) > [CPUCount]  Number of logical processors: 8
12:02:39:089 (7760) > [CPUCount]  Number of processor L1/L2/L3 caches: 16/8/1

12:02:39:256 (7760) > [Render] NxApp PreInit
12:02:39:262 (7760) > [Render] Enumerating adapters:
12:02:39:262 (7760) > [Render]	Adapter 0:
12:02:39:263 (7760) > 		Description             : AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series
12:02:39:263 (7760) > 		Vendor                  : AMD (1002)
12:02:39:263 (7760) > 		Device                  : 6798
12:02:39:263 (7760) > 		Sub system              : 32121682
12:02:39:263 (7760) > 		Revision                : 0
12:02:39:264 (7760) > 		Dedicated Video Memory  : 3051 MB
12:02:39:264 (7760) > 		Dedicated System Memory : 0000 MB
12:02:39:264 (7760) > 		Shared System Memory    : 3840 MB
12:02:39:264 (7760) > 
12:02:39:264 (7760) > [Render] Loading ADL...
12:02:39:294 (7760) > [Render] CROSSFIRE GPU count query failed, no multi-gpu optimizations.
12:02:39:295 (7760) > [Render] Done loading ADL and AGS
12:02:39:295 (7760) > [Render] Enumerating monitors:
12:02:39:295 (7760) > [Render] 	Monitor 0: handle = 0000000000010001, aspect = 1.78
12:02:39:295 (7760) > 
12:02:39:302 (7760) > [Render] AMD HD3D Extension created.
12:02:39:303 (7760) > [Render] AMD HD3D Extension Version: 9.0

12:02:39:303 (7760) > [Render] AMD HD3D failed to initialize. (Most likely cause: there is no 3D support)
12:02:39:303 (7760) > [Render] AMD HD3D: Released Quad Buffer Stereo Extension.
12:02:39:303 (7760) > [Render] Enumerating Display Modes:
12:02:39:314 (7760) > [Render] Querying ADL for Eyefinity modes
12:02:39:317 (7760) > [Render]	Monitor 'Display 1 (AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series(1))' (0000000000010001):
12:02:39:318 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  0 :  640 x  480 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:318 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  1 :  640 x  480 @  67 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:318 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  2 :  640 x  480 @  72 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:318 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  3 :  640 x  480 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:318 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  4 :  640 x  480 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  5 :  720 x  480 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  6 :  720 x  480 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  7 :  720 x  576 @  50 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  8 :  720 x  576 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode  9 :  720 x  576 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:319 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 10 :  800 x  600 @  56 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 11 :  800 x  600 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 12 :  800 x  600 @  72 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 13 :  800 x  600 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 14 : 1024 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 15 : 1024 x  768 @  70 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:320 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 16 : 1024 x  768 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 17 : 1152 x  648 @  50 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 18 : 1152 x  648 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 19 : 1152 x  864 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 20 : 1152 x  864 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 21 : 1152 x  864 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 22 : 1280 x  720 @  50 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:321 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 23 : 1280 x  720 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 24 : 1280 x  720 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 25 : 1280 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 26 : 1280 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 27 : 1280 x  800 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 28 : 1280 x  960 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:322 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 29 : 1280 x  960 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 30 : 1280 x  960 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 31 : 1280 x  960 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 32 : 1280 x 1024 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 33 : 1280 x 1024 @  75 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 34 : 1360 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 35 : 1360 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:323 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 36 : 1360 x 1024 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 37 : 1360 x 1024 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 38 : 1366 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 39 : 1366 x  768 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 40 : 1440 x  900 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 41 : 1600 x  900 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:324 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 42 : 1600 x 1200 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 43 : 1680 x 1050 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 44 : 1776 x 1000 @  50 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 45 : 1776 x 1000 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 46 : 1792 x 1344 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 47 : 1800 x 1440 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 48 : 1856 x 1392 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:325 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 49 : 1920 x 1080 @  50 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 50 : 1920 x 1080 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 51 : 1920 x 1080 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 52 : 1920 x 1200 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 53 : 2048 x 1536 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > [Render]		- Mode 54 : 2560 x 1440 @  60 Hz, stereo = 0
12:02:39:326 (7760) > 
12:02:39:560 (7760) > [Render] Mantle dlls found!
12:02:39:575 (7760) > [render] GPU 0: AMD Radeon R9 200 / HD 7900 Series (type 12290), 925.000000,32.000000,32.000000,2.000000,32.000000

12:02:39:575 (7760) > [render] Match (90650.000000-90650.000000-90650.000000,1) 1000000000000000

12:02:39:575 (7760) > [render] Best match (90650.000000-90650.000000-90650.000000,1) 1000000000000000

12:02:39:795 (7760) > [render] recreateTargets:1
12:02:39:797 (7760) > [render] recreateTargets

12:02:39:797 (7760) > [render] recreating backbuffers

12:02:39:800 (7760) > [render] Created Presentable Images for GPU 0.
12:02:39:801 (7760) > [Render] Using unconstrained texture memory pool. (VRAM:3072MB)
12:02:40:399 (7760) > [audio] TrueAudio unavailable
12:02:40:401 (7760) > [audio] Convolution Reverb Option = OFF
12:02:40:434 (7760) > [Platform] Creating window
12:02:40:434 (7760) > [Validate Settings] Desktop settings (Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Multi-monitor: off, Bezel correction: off)
12:02:40:439 (7760) > [Render] D3D reports hardware supports RGBA16UNORM blending.
12:02:40:439 (8048) > [Render] AMD HD3D failed to initialize. (Most likely cause: there is no 3D support)
12:02:40:455 (7760) > [Render] Initializing NxRenderer
12:02:40:455 (7760) > [Render] NxApp successfully created
12:02:40:455 (7760) > [RenderThread] Starting
12:02:40:496 (7760) > [EngineLoop] Initializing
12:02:40:496 (7760) > [EngineLoop] Loading global shader map
12:02:40:533 (7760) > [EngineLoop] Loading startup packages
12:02:48:628 (7760) > [Engine] Initializing
12:02:48:645 (7760) > [Engine] Initialized
12:02:48:651 (7760) > [WWise] Initializing audio device
12:02:48:862 (7760) > [WWise] Speaker configuration: 2.0 Stereo
12:02:48:864 (7760) > [WWise] Audio device initialized
12:02:48:878 (7760) > [GameEngine] Initializing viewport
12:02:48:879 (7760) > [GameEngine] Creating PlatformManager: Class PlatformManagerPC.PlatformManagerPC
12:02:48:879 (7760) > [OnlineSuite] Initializing OnlineSuite
12:02:49:278 (7760) > [OnlineSuite] OnlineSuite initialized
12:02:49:278 (7760) > [GameEngine] Creating Viewport Frame
12:02:50:237 (7760) > [GameEngine] Viewport Frame Created
12:02:50:312 (7760) > [GameEngine] Loading Map
12:02:51:358 (7760) > [GameEngine] Map Loaded
12:02:51:360 (7760) > [GameEngine] Initialized
12:02:51:360 (7760) > [EngineLoop] >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Initial startup: 12.43s <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
12:02:51:361 (7760) > [EngineLoop] Initialized
12:02:51:364 (7760) > [DLL] Modules loaded:
12:02:51:364 (7760) > 		 Shipping-ThiefGame.exe
12:02:51:364 (7760) > 		 ntdll.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 kernel32.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 KERNELBASE.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 tbbmalloc.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 MSVCR100.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 steam_api64.dll
12:02:51:365 (7760) > 		 ADVAPI32.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 msvcrt.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 sechost.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 RPCRT4.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 SHELL32.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 SHLWAPI.dll
12:02:51:366 (7760) > 		 GDI32.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 USER32.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 LPK.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 USP10.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 WININET.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-user32-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:367 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-version-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 version.DLL
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-normaliz-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 normaliz.DLL
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 iertutil.dll
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:368 (7760) > 		 USERENV.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 profapi.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 DINPUT8.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 D3DCOMPILER_43.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 WSOCK32.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 WS2_32.dll
12:02:51:369 (7760) > 		 NSI.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 WINMM.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 ole32.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 OLEAUT32.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 PhysX3_x64.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 PhysX3Common_x64.dll
12:02:51:370 (7760) > 		 MSVCP100.dll
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 CRYPT32.dll
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 MSASN1.dll
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 d3dx11_43.dll
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 IMM32.DLL
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 MSCTF.dll
12:02:51:371 (7760) > 		 gameoverlayrenderer64.dll
12:02:51:372 (7760) > 		 psapi.dll
12:02:51:372 (7760) > 		 uxtheme.dll
12:02:51:372 (7760) > 		 steamclient64.dll
12:02:51:372 (7760) > 		 IPHLPAPI.DLL
12:02:51:372 (7760) > 		 WINNSI.DLL
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 imagehlp.dll
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 SETUPAPI.dll
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 CFGMGR32.dll
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 DEVOBJ.dll
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 tier0_s64.dll
12:02:51:373 (7760) > 		 vstdlib_s64.dll
12:02:51:374 (7760) > 		 Secur32.dll
12:02:51:374 (7760) > 		 SSPICLI.DLL
12:02:51:374 (7760) > 		 CRYPTSP.dll
12:02:51:374 (7760) > 		 rsaenh.dll
12:02:51:374 (7760) > 		 CRYPTBASE.dll
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 CLBCatQ.DLL
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 samcli.dll
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 SAMLIB.dll
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 netutils.dll
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 dxgi.dll
12:02:51:375 (7760) > 		 dwmapi.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 WINTRUST.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 atiadlxx.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 PROPSYS.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 WTSAPI32.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 Mantle64.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 MantleAxl64.dll
12:02:51:376 (7760) > 		 amdmantle64.dll
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 XAudio2_7.dll
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 MMDevApi.dll
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 AUDIOSES.DLL
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 avrt.dll
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 HID.DLL
12:02:51:377 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-advapi32-l2-1-0.dll
12:02:51:378 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-ole32-l1-1-0.dll
12:02:51:378 (7760) > 		 mswsock.dll
12:02:51:378 (7760) > 		 wship6.dll
12:02:51:378 (7760) > 		 api-ms-win-downlevel-shlwapi-l2-1-0.dll
12:02:51:378 (7760) > 		 DNSAPI.dll
12:02:51:379 (7760) > 		 netprofm.dll
12:02:51:379 (7760) > 		 nlaapi.dll
12:02:51:379 (7760) > 		 dhcpcsvc6.DLL
12:02:51:379 (7760) > 		 wshtcpip.dll
12:02:51:380 (7760) > 		 rasadhlp.dll
12:02:51:380 (7760) > 		 dhcpcsvc.DLL
12:02:51:380 (7760) > 		 RpcRtRemote.dll
12:02:51:380 (7760) > 		 npmproxy.dll
12:02:51:380 (7760) > 		 urlmon.dll
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 fwpuclnt.dll
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 Comctl32.dll
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 credssp.dll
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 schannel.DLL
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 ncrypt.dll
12:02:51:381 (7760) > 		 bcrypt.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 bcryptprimitives.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 GPAPI.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 cryptnet.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 WLDAP32.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 SensApi.dll
12:02:51:382 (7760) > 		 XInput9_1_0.dll
12:02:51:383 (7760) > 
12:02:51:383 (7760) > [GameEngine] Initiating startup movie sequence
12:02:53:557 (7760) > [FullScreenMovie] Startup sequence completed.
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