Hopefully newer software will make them several times faster without actually touching the hardware. I mean X 3.3.2 was never considered fast.
I've been putting this off for months. Having thought this again today, I'll probably put it off again. I'm lazy like that.
*ponders Slack or Gentoo*
The result of this will be me spending Chrimbo playing with windowmanagers instead of doing any actual work. (Slight UserFriendly moment: Windowmanagers? Work? What is difference?)