Summary: Why pay more for a Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) when you are just going to buy a Video Card? This Xeon is a Intel iCore7 with the IGP removed. This Processor works on the 97 chipset, I am using a H97 cause I don't SLI, and it works flawlessly on Payday 2, Skyrim, Metro... any game out there. Without the IGP you will find that it also runs cooler than the standard stock i7. Save money and get more!
Summary: The Xeon processors can work as a regular Cpu for desktops! This one performs just like i7 4770! If you dont wanna overclock, go for it! Cheaper with the same perfomance! You can use regular LGA 1150 MoBos, just like you would buy for your i3/i5/i7! (Check the cpu list on the manufac.website) Till now, working 100%!!!
Summary: This is a great CPU if you don't need integrated graphics, and you want to save a few dollars on what is essentially a 4770 (non-K). Despite being a server/workstation CPU that would normally be paired with a server/workstation oriented chipset, it works great on a Asus Gryphon Z87 motherboard. Using this CPU with a Z87 chipset will prevent certain technologies from being enabled. Primarily vPro and VT-d. Other (virtualisation) technologies like VT-x work fine.
Summary: One of if not the best bang-for-the-buck CPUs out there at this time. Features are geared towards workstation use but with the right parts selection makes a great dual purpose platform for high-end gaming and work use.