Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content.
Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like Web GL.
If your distribution's standard update process doesn't give you the latest drivers, you may need to look for other package repositories for your distribution.
For example, to upgrade closed-source drivers on Ubuntu, you may need to go to System Settings Reboot your computer to use the new graphics driver.
Unfortunately, due to the wide range of possible driver, video card and operating system combinations, hardware acceleration or 3D web graphics (Web GL) may still not work for you in Firefox.
To identify the manufacturer and model of the computer's video adapter or chipset, use the Direct X Diagnostic Tool included with Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista.
In Windows 8, if you're in Metro mode, choose Desktop, then open the Search Charm, which is where you type in dxdiag.