"Last week we provided a fresh look at the AMD Radeon Gallium3D
performance using the latest development code for the Linux 3.0 kernel
and Mesa 7.11 library. Today we are now looking at the Gallium3D driver
performance of the Nouveau driver that is reverse-engineered to support
NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors."
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