For you benchmark people who go by the number, Futuremark released their new 3dmark06:
Changes brought by 3DMark06 include HDR Shader Model 3 tests, improved Shader Model 2 evaluation and a broader approach to consider CPU performance
while evaluating graphics. The new benchmark uses Ageia’s PhysX software physics library to measure single processor, multi-core and multiple processor systems behavior in next-generation games. Download it now and compare scores.