3dmark2001 is a good all around system bench, and 3dmark2003 is more of a gpu focused bench for the most part. Benchmarks always must be taken with a grain of salt, but still offer some ground of measuring your system. Here are some others:
- SiSoft Sandra's hard drive, CPU, cache, and memory tests are also decent.
- GlExcess is a nice older opengl benchmark
- Call of Duty Benchmark just came out on www.guru3d.com
- UT2003 has some built in botmatch and flyby benchmarks
- X2: The Threat has a Rolling Demo benchmark
- Final Fantasy XI online has a benchmark too
- I have a benchmark I made for Neverwinter Nights hosted at the www.nwvault.com
site for internal use here at UGHQ (needs FRAPS too)
- Quake 3 has a timedemo bench you can run
- PCMark200? exists to bench office applications
- visit www.tomshardware.com
and possibly see what they use to bench systems as well
these are just a wide range of ideas. I try to run each on my systems at least once just to get a feel for its strongpoints (and to make sure toms and other sites aren't blowing smoke up my..) In the end benchmarks are only telling a part of the story, and REAL system performance is what matters. If you are interested in finding framerates in games than FRAPS can be found online (google, etc) and will tell you how you are doing. Hope this helps!