I definitely think that we are left to use too many Q3-based games as benchmarks...The trouble is, these are typically the most popular games out there...Nobody wants to see benchmarks from a game they'll never play...
This is the trouble...Though once UT2003 and Doom3 come out...we'll have an easier time b/c they will provide black and white depictions of how a card performs ( very taxing on GPU ).
As far as this whole 3dMark issue...couldn't we just sit back and say:
If card A scores higher than card B is 3dMark, chances are card A will likely
score higher than card B in most
You are both right in a sense here and all I see is a viscious cycle that could go on forever....Oh well, at least it's amusing to read.