I have got an offer where I can trade my Palit GTX 580 1.5GB with an MSI Reference HD 6970 2GB plus $40 Cash. Is it a good deal. I know that the 580 is faster than a 6970. But my 580 is only 1.5GB and the 6970 has 2GB VRAM. Is that something to look at or is this a bad deal. How much performance loss would i expect going from a 580 to a 6970. The guys is ready to give me $40 extra cash as well.
I don't know about that. I play MP3 with my 580 @ 2560x1440 and I have almost everything turned up to max and it still runs perfectly. I would just stick with your 580, its still an awesome card. Even with the extra .5gb of ram the 6970 cant catch up to the 580 level of performance.
Its the reference, I wouldn't jump for it. If it was a 6950 reference that would be a different story, but its the 6970 reference, which has an awful jet engine cooler (I know, I have the reference 6950)
Your 580 is still pretty quick and I would keep it if I were you.