Earlier this year I said VMware`s virtual GPU driver was running fast for Linux -- in comparison to Oracle`s VM VirtualBox 3D guest acceleration support. This continues to be the case with VMware`s OpenGL stack leading the way with superior support and performance. Recently I ran some desktop virtualization tests under VMware Fusion 4.1.3 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.18 from the Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion host. Even with the OS X host, VMware`s 3D support exposed to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtualized guest was much faster."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips