Is NUC suitable for light Steam gaming in Media Portal?

Discussion in 'General' started by alexeix, April 9, 2014.

  1. alexeix

    alexeix Portal Pro

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    I currently have Media Portal set up on a server, with my DVB-S2 card connected, and access it via the client on my Acer Aspire R3610, which mostly works well, other than some small issues I need to investigate.
    However, I'm now thinking of upgrading my client hardware and I'd also like to be able to do some light Steam gaming.

    I saw this video on Youtube, which shows off the Steam plug-in really well (at 8 minutes in):

    Will an i5 NUC device be capable of playing back this kind of game without any issues?

    Or do I really need to consider a machine with a separate graphics card, for a bit more grunt?
    Power consumption is also a consideration and I'd like to go for a low power solution.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!


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