Also for OpenGL apps, be sure to check with the people who make the software for a driver - using the newest is not always best. In one of my CAD packages, the newest driver got a max of 1-3 FPS. However, switching to the recommended driver, framerates were maxed at 50 FPS (the maximum the software would allow). Not sure if that applies to any of you programs, but no harm in looking if they are OpenGL. (that FPS example was my Quadro 600, in NX7).