I need to mod my GPU with a custom cooling-system, and wanted to know if I can simply run my PC without the GPU in it. It seems like I should be searching for terms like "integrated graphics", "CPU graphics", "onboard graphics", etc. but I cannot seem to find this information. The Intel ARK site doesn't include this information concerning my CPU either, so I am asking you.

Some additional info:
Mobo: Supermicro X9DAi
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2650

Thank you!

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    This might be a odd question. But even if your CPU can handle some GPU tasks - if your mainboard doesn't provide a monitor connection (VGA, DVI, HDMI) how would you get the information to your monitor? And I haven't seen a mainboard with such a connector, but without graphics on board. So this question seems to be obsolete to me :-) – A1985 Sep 14 '15 at 12:23
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    Anyway, the Xeon E5-2650 has no integrated graphics - what afaik no Xeon does have. – A1985 Sep 14 '15 at 12:25
  • Ah, so even if my CPU would feature on-board graphics, it wouldn't be of any use with that mobo. Thank you! – cr0z3r Sep 14 '15 at 12:29
  • For the time being, only the E3-1200 Family of Xeons have intergrated GPU (IRIS PRO): intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/… anandtech.com/show/9339/… – MikeyJ Dec 16 '15 at 23:40

No it does not. If a CPU has integrated graphics ARK will have a "Graphics Specifications" section for that CPU (example).

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    You stole my 10 rep points, cry – A1985 Sep 14 '15 at 12:32

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