3D mark 2000 has been used fairly regularly these days... it is pretty much a standard bench in many hardware review. Occasionally some specific settings in Athlon mobos will result in low scores... and in cases you should note that the SSE and 3DNow! Support on the nVidia cards are probably better. Most people with high score probably tweak their comp out with the latest AGP drivers and etc. In either case, I think 3DMark is fairly accurate... check their online browser result, check the Processor and 3d Accelerator scores for more detail, I'm positive unless you're one of the rare case, they would have scored your processor or 3d card near its likes.
Anyways, you should always keep every aspect of your computer updated. Dont limit yourself to your video card's driver. Grab the latest BIOS for your mobo or flash the BIOS around and find the fastest one. Tweak your butts off!
Anyhow here are my crap score.
3DMark score of: 3800
P3 450@600mhz (4.5x133)
Soyo 6VBA 133
64MB Hitachi PC100 6ns and
64MB NEC PC133 at 130mhz 222
Guillemot 3D Prophet SDR @ 140/175
Actually the 3800 score is when I got the card at 135/175 but I doubt there'll be much difference. Fill rate went from 540 megapixel per sec to 560 though. Love that 4 way pipeline. Course compare to the GTS 2 gigapixel... heh.
(wooops. forgot my mobo.)
[This message has been edited by CapYoda (edited 06-24-2000).]