But in this case, the RTX 4050 is unlikely to be much more powerful than the current RTX 3050
The new version of the GeForce RTX 3050 with 6 GB of memory can cost only $180-190.
The Benchlife resource says that the new product could cost less than $190, that is, up to $189. It obviously won’t be much cheaper, but a guideline close to the maximum price is quite normal.
The new product is expected to be released in January, and production of the current RTX 3050 8GB will be discontinued. Perhaps Nvidia wants to make room for the RTX 4050. As we have already seen with the RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti, these new products were not particularly faster than their predecessors, and sometimes even inferior to them. Apparently, to prevent the same incident from happening, Nvidia wants to remove the competitor for the RTX 4050 from its own range. In addition, even without this, the RTX 3050 in its current form is not particularly competitive with a price of $200-220 compared to the prices of the Radeon RX 6600 and Arc A750.
Presumably, the RTX 3050 6GB will be as similar as possible to the RTX 3050 Laptop. That is, it will receive 2048 CUDA cores and a 96-bit bus.