"Today on Phoronix are not only new benchmarks of the
proprietary Catalyst graphics driver compared to the open-source Radeon
Linux driver alternative when looking at the OpenGL frame-rates, but
also metrics on a number of other fronts. In this article is a graphics
driver comparison when looking at the system power consumption, GPU
operating temperature, and CPU usage too. The results are quite
interesting and not commonly looked at on Phoronix or by users."
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips