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    Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    It wants sign-ups for a new community with newsletter, preferred beta access and more.
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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    At least you didn't say that Intel were revolutionising the market xD

    Potentially a good start for Intels GPU lineup although if theyre pushing for 2020 release, that's not long to take on feedback, design a product and spit it out...

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    So basically they are saying a billion people should tell us what to do so that we can make better products. We are getting money for that, you "the honor" to participate (make us have much less engineers to pay).
    And this is common trend among many companies these days.
    We are their idea / design team and their alpha and beta testers. But we still need to pay full price for a product!
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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    I think you're just identifying what Market research is. All companies do it...

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    https://youtu.be/oR_e9y-bka0?t=49

    2020 ... a Space....Odyssesy....

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I think you're just identifying what Market research is. All companies do it...
    Worked for Ford, perhaps Intel should call their graphics card the "Edsel"

    (for youngsters that have never heard the name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel)

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    Graphics should be more affordable for mainstream gamers - 300 USD graphic card should go for max settings in games, developed at the same time as graphics card model. Todays situation puts mainstream gaming to the direction for consoles…… leaving PC gaming only for enthusiasts… INTEL don`t be so greedy as other market players, make it cheaper….

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    Quote Originally Posted by Goodman2576 View Post
    Graphics should be more affordable for mainstream gamers - 300 USD graphic card should go for max settings in games, developed at the same time as graphics card model. Todays situation puts mainstream gaming to the direction for consoles…… leaving PC gaming only for enthusiasts… INTEL don`t be so greedy as other market players, make it cheaper….
    This happened a while back with motorbikes. You used to be able to get a 600cc supersports for around 6K with a 1000cc supersports coming in at just under 10k. Then, the financial crisis hit and due to currency issues and so on the prices shot up. When everything settled down again do you think the prices came down? Nope, not a chance. Did quality perhaps go up now profits on new bikes were higher? Nah. Now a 600cc supersports is around 10K and if you want a 1000cc, well you'd really better be earning. They realised that their customers still would buy at those increased prices and so they kept them high. The return of easy finance can't have helped and the end result is that if you want a bike to polish and ride a couple of thousand miles a year in nice weather, PCP works just fine. That's the majority of riders and therefore income covered.

    I see the same in the PC market with GPUs. If they know the market still works at high prices, they have no need to drop them.

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    So basically they are saying a billion people should tell us what to do so that we can make better products. We are getting money for that, you "the honor" to participate (make us have much less engineers to pay).
    And this is common trend among many companies these days.
    We are their idea / design team and their alpha and beta testers. But we still need to pay full price for a product!
    Very well said

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    Re: Intel invites gamers to "join the odyssey"

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    So basically they are saying a billion people should tell us what to do so that we can make better products. We are getting money for that, you "the honor" to participate (make us have much less engineers to pay).
    And this is common trend among many companies these days.
    We are their idea / design team and their alpha and beta testers. But we still need to pay full price for a product!
    That always was the way. The only thing that's changed is the technology exists to do it on an unprecedentedly large scale.

    And if a billion people are giving input, just how much off normal pricing do you think each person's input is worth. If they gave a ONE dollar discount, it'd cost them a billion bucks and how much impact is one dollar going to make on you?

    What people seem to forget is that companies don't exist to provide us consumers with gadgets at the lowest possible price. They exist to make money for their owners and that generally means maximising profit, though possibly long-term.

    The real question for this kind of exercise is do you want to provide your input or not. If enough people provide the same feedback, it may well have an impact. But if you don't, don't complain when they produce something else.

    Personally, I won't bother, because one voice in a billion (or whatever) is not adequate payback for my time and effort. So I'll get whatever comes.

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