Nope it'll be ~$500, Nvidia have gotten to the point where there contempt for the customer is a rivalling those evil c##ts at Apple. This product is an insult to anyone with an IQ over 2, it's the worst type of manipulation of their semi monopoly, worse specs across the board, while I'm sure they will find a way to make the actual performance marginal faster they are deliberately hamstring these products to ensure there is no growth in price to performance and to destroy any ability to use these GPU's for anything other than games with the bandwidth cuts. It's sad that there a few other options and too many who would give hundreds of dollars to Nvidia even if they literally s##t in a box and put it on a shelf.
I said this about DirectStorage in Forspoken, and I'll say it about VRAM in Hogwarts: this is ONE very badly optimized game. Let's wait for some more "new gen" games, and have a sample size of more than one or two (and from multiple sources), before making any definitive declarations about VRAM.
Thanks! And thanks for all the info you've gathered, including your own. Very nice work.
As someone who is planning to buy the game (once I'm in the mood to play another RPG), and am in the market for a new GPU, this is really good info to know. : )