Question Core i9 11900K vs 11980HK : What's up with the naming ?

FlameTail

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The Intel Core i9 11900K is the top end desktop CPU from Intel, and it is obviously more powerful than the 11980HK - the top end laptop CPU from Intel 11th gen.

https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-compare/intel-core-i9-11980hk-vs-intel-core-i9-11900k
Intel Core is 11900K vs 11980HK ( Nanoreview ).

Yet why does the i9 11980HK have a a higher sku number than the i9 11900K ( 980 > 900 ) ? Shouldn't it be the other way around ? More performance = Higher sku number.

AMD is also guilty of the same thing:

Ryzen 5980HX vs Ryzen 5950X ( Nanoreview )

Incidentally, both of them (5980X and 11980HK) share the same SKU number 980. Any idea why ?
 

moinmoin

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Intel is essentially using a separate numbering scheme for its mobile SKUs, likely to satisfy its OEM/ODM customers' demand for value segmentation. AMD is copying Intel there (down to the U/H appendix).
 

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