Basically, PowerQA core is same with Q2A. Absolute performance will not change much. But, PowerQA has the cache features below.
Performance for the visitor is better than Q2A. And, since the CPU power is not consumed for viewing visitors, performance for the registered users will be well relatively. However, in a high traffic site, performance will be insufficient. In that case, I will address in the hardware configuration. I will separate web server, database server, and mail server. In addition, I will run multiple web servers in the load balancer.
There is a limit to the measures taken by the software. If you want to up the performance significantly, hardware load balancing will be the key.