But the novelty will have fewer CUDA cores than its direct predecessor
So far, Nvidia has not offered even a single mid-range graphics card in the RTX 40 line. But this will probably be the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, about which new information has appeared.
This adapter should be the first based on the AD106 GPU. The novelty will receive 4352 CUDA cores and, most likely, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. Recall that so far all models of the new line have GDDR6X memory. The TDP of the adapter is supposedly only 160 watts. In comparison, the RTX 3060 Ti has 200W, and even the RTX 3060 has more (170W).
At the same time, the latter has even more CUDA cores (4864) and the same 8 GB of memory. So far, all RTX 40 models have more CUDA cores than their immediate predecessors. How much faster the RTX 4060 Ti will end up being faster than the RTX 3060 Ti, given the loss in the number of GPU execution units, one can only guess. The RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 Ti are expected to release at the end of the current or early next quarter.
The insider kopite7kimi, who shared the latest data, was the first to accurately describe the parameters of the GeForce RTX 30 cards, and he also described the RTX 40 cards more than once. In general, it is one of the most reliable sources in this segment.