Aria Gladiator Punisher System Review
Obviously we're not comparing this to the ARES II. That would be ridiculous, and whilst we might occasionally be irreverent here at OC3D, we're not into making unsustainable comparisons. So let's look just at the linear performance drop of the Punisher. Considering it's 'only' running a HD7870, it can handle the obscene detail and resolution requirements of the 1440P test with aplomb.
Valley is a harsh mistress and the relative lack of performance of the HD7870 when compared to the top end models is shown up. But don't be so swift, the HD7870 is MUCH cheaper than the range-topping HD7970, and indeed it costs the same as the GTX650Ti Boost. Which doesn't perform as well. Not looking so bad now, is it.