A person may get tired of seeing the same thing repeatedly. The 3D appearances is something to consider. Make sure virtualization is not used or else performance slows down too much to be responsive. Maximum 3D settings where everything looks as close to life as possible takes up an extraordinary amount of processing power! On a 2.7ghz dual core - no glitch can be seen. This also means using a decent graphics card and the latest DirectX 3D drivers.

Now to the fun part - if the machine can handle all the processing power required then 3D board and set is now a part of hopefully becoming better the fun way#!!

P.S. The Staunton Official II 3D chess set which you have to download seems to be the clearest after adjusting the angle properly.