Pros: Great computing performance with 6 cores and 12 threads in it. Power consumption is a way lesser than desktop grade processor. Running 3D Max, Mudbox and other heavy duty software with no problem at all.
Summary: An excellent entry into the E5 Xeon family, with the best price/performance ratio. In the end, I had to upgrade to a pair of E5-2670 processors, but only due to increased loading requirements.