Hardware companies like to throw down model numbers as their product names like you're supposed to know what any of this stuff means. I mean, why is there a GeForce GTX 1080 when there was a GeForce 9800 GTX? Doesn't the higher number mean it's better? Nevermind the GTX swapped places!   Fortunately though, there is a method to their madness. Most of the time. This guide is to lay out what each major hardware manufacturer's numbering schema means for parts such as the processor, the mo