At stock speeds you can see the AMD HD 7850 is still competitive with the cards around, though a little off the pace in gaming terms against the Nvidia cards.

Once you start overclocking however the difference is much less marked. Indeed the AMD Radeon HD 7850 starts to have more in common with the much pricier Nvidia GTX 570.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

OpenGL tessellation performance

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

DirectX 11 gaming performance

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

Overclocking performance

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks

AMD radeon hd 7850 benchmarks