Still researching this myself but in regards to using it with 3DSMAX.
On Similar spec machines the nvidia quadro go1000 scored better (22.29) than the ATI FireGL T2e Mobitlity (15.96) & nvidia quadro go700 (14.5). Apparently the go700 out performs the FireGL 9000. The Test systems were both P-M-2.0ghz.
I believe that this test is fairly OpenGL oriented.
Hope this is useful to someone
Please feel free to correct me if i'm off the mark, as i said, i'm researching this myself at the moment.
I'm also looking to find out whether or not a P-M 2.0 with a quadro go1000 will render much slower than a P4-3.2 or 3.4. Comparative frame render times would be great!