AMD Zone has posted up their tests of Futuremark 2006 which includes a look at what is new with the benchmark as well as a comparison of performance pitting AMD vs Intel and ATI vs Nvidia.
"Since the day we published the first gaming benchmarks with an Opteron and the Asus SK8N back in August of 2003 we knew AMD had taking the gaming performance crown back with a vengeance. It is pretty clear they have held that lead, but here we see 3DMark 2006 say the 840 D Intel platform with the nForce 4 beats out the FX60 also on nForce 4 with either a Radeon or GeForce. We have to wonder what is going on under the hood of this new version because what we have reflected here in the final score is not real world performance for gaming as you can see in our FX60 review. Commenting on the X1800XL versus the 7800GT we see Nvidia has comfortable lead bigger then the P4 over the Athlon 64.."