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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

An excerpt from an advertising campaign back in march:
I'd fire them too applaud.gif

Guess it wouldn't be a bad move if that is what they're up to.
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They can always join AsRock ...

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They should fire the people who make up the prices instead.

care to explain why?

I posted about it. It's the fact that they try and make their mobile chips look appealing by winning benchmarks and then completely ignoring that they cost 10x more than an ARM chip.

Look at GT3 and Iris. They look like they're putting APUs and low end Nvidia in a danger zone of being useless, and then you look at the price and realize you could just get a straight up CPU with a high end mobile GPU for the same price and no one cares that Iris can beat GT 640 at lower resolutions.

The pricing for Core i3s is also ridiculous. They are like 90mm^2 dies that sell for $130. The only chips that sort of make sense with pricing and are decent values are the unlocked quads without HT, either on mainstream or enthusiast sockets.

Phi is ridiculous as well. Last I heard they were going for about $4000 a piece and they only competed with high end Quadros and Fire Pros. A Quadro K5000 is under $1800 on newegg.

So, like I said earlier, it feels like it's Intel not meeting goals and blaming the PR department when their stuff is so far out of line in price compared to the competition that it's very difficult to go Intel in most situations if you're worried about price to performance (and this isn't just an FX 8350 is a better value thing, which is arguable is or isn't, but from a large range of products).

Their PR team is good. They got people all worked up over Iris beating GT 640, when Iris can cost nearly $700 and GT 640 cost $70 the cheapest I can find on newegg. That's an absolute miracle of advertising to get people to think that Iris is actually good. It's the equivalent of making people think that FX 9590 is a very good value at $900.

That's why I think they are blaming PR department for failures in pricing and other areas and getting rid of them, and the fact that they're going to fire veterans who make more money and replace them with interns, who might not even get paid, is just a cherry on top of the cake.
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post #64 of 78
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I... What. How do you lump snowboarders with PC builders/enthusiasts? And energy drinks? Although I won't lie, I would drink Intel Overclocked Soda if it were any good while modding/building. biggrin.gif But it'd be a licensed Mountain Dew thing, so probably not.

I'd rock an Intel "Inside" snowboard for sure. It's the only piece of snow equipment that I'm missing. lachen.gif
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That fixer video made AMD look so damm stupid it wasnt even funny.

It was an excellent idea by those pitching the ad. "Those idiots hate NVIDIA so much that if we pitch them that they'll buy it". Never mind that it is worthless since you have to already hate NVIDIA to make any impact, and if you do, you probably don't need the ad. And it's probably negative for the rest since they make them look like whiners that they lost. And the 'gamer' subject looks like a loser from the South Park episode for WoW that is led around like a dog by a lunatic.

I suspect not even kids would buy it. It would scare them.

Hrm, unless that was the psychological tactic. A crazy psychologist advising them "it will scare the kids the big bad guy will come after them". What a horrible tactic in the long term. The truth never stays hidden forever.
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Please tell me that isn't official. It's like they didn't do any second takes, there were almost-naked women, and, worst of all, did you see how he was holding those motherboards?!
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We love you Intel, we do....ohhh Intel we love you!

P.s just make sure that one of the new recruits owns an Ivy Bridge cpu, so that they can whisper in your ear to solder the IHS down from now on.

Meh... naked seems to be the new "solder" when it comes to voltage and temps.
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What are you all on about? Intel has an excellent image. It gives the impression of clean, 'serious' performance. It has convinced everyone that it's more stable than AMD hasn't it?

Though that might be just me knowing AMD is worse and not their PR. hehe
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post #69 of 78
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Please tell me that isn't official. It's like they didn't do any second takes, there were almost-naked women, and, worst of all, did you see how he was holding those motherboards?!

that is an official asrock video, look for the other videos too in that channel

another asrock video, i highly suggest watching the whole video.

Edited by ghostrider85 - 8/27/13 at 1:36pm
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that is an official asrock video, look for the other videos too in that channel

another asrock video, i highly suggest watching the whole video.

I could be a much better speaker than him. The worst part is that video in on every single ASRock mobo page (or is it?).

IMO the only good looking ASRock mobo is my 970A Extreme3 which is covered with red spray paint.

Anyways, I don't see a point of firing Intel's entire PR team, even though I don't see Intel ads on TVs anymore, and their game bundles sucks...

I remember back in the early 2000s, I can always see intel's ads during the evening news (in China). I have no idea what intel is back then, but I still remember the jingle.

Ahh, good time... Cheapest laptops cost 10K Yuan back then...
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