Benchmarks published this week on Phoronix showed that Ubuntu 13.10 can outperform Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks with regard to OpenGL performance. However, when compared to Microsoft Windows, the open-source Intel Linux driver continues to come up short."
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