We managed to get some early numbers from the R600 and this baby scores 11400+ in 3Dmark06. The test bed included a Quad core QX6700 Intel CPU and 2 GB memory.
The drivers are not final but the score is not that bad either. The score is very competitive to G80 score.
In our lab the non-overclocked Geforce 8800 GTX card scores 10600, while the overclocked G80 card scores 11100.
There is still some hope I guess.