Applies to
Intel 855 GM (Intel 82852/82855 Graphics Controller)

Windows Vista, Windows XP

Intel Corporation.


82.1 MB

Driver Date & Version
03/19/2008 (ver. 8.0)


Intel 855GM chipset graphics memory controller hub (GMCH-M) is a video graphic component of Intel Centrino processor technology using Pentium M processor.

Many are looking for 855 GM video driver for Windows Vista. According to Intel graphic driver page, Windows Vista driver for older Intel graphic controller, such as 855GM is only available in XPDM format. What is XPDM format? Well, Windows Vista supports two graphic drivers:

  1. XPDM (Windows XP Driver Model)

    XPDM has an interface resembles Windows XP user interface but do NOT support Vista Premium features such as Microsoft AERO user interface technology.

  2. WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model)

    WDDM provides 3D graphic user interface (AERO technology) to users.

Besides Intel 855GM, other older Intel graphic controller supported by XPDM (no AERO/3D GUI):

  1. Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
  2. Intel 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
  3. Intel 82865G Graphics Controller
  4. Intel 82852/82855 Graphics Controller
  5. Intel 82845G Graphics Controller
  6. Intel 82830M Graphics Controller
  7. Intel 82815 Graphics Controller
  8. Intel 82810 Graphics Controller
From the information I gathered from Intel driver download site on 855GM Vista driver, we can say that we can use Windows XP drivers but there will be no Windows AERO effect for our Windows Vista. Big deal...

The latest Windows XP driver for Intel 855GM is dated back to year 2008 and is targeted to use on these models:

  1. Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset
  2. Mobile Intel(R) GME965 Express Chipset
  3. Intel(R) Q965 Express Chipset
  4. Mobile Intel(R) 945GME Express Chipset
  5. Intel(R) 945G Express Chipset
  6. Mobile Intel(R) 915GME Express Chipset
  7. Intel(R) 915GV Express Chipset
  8. Mobile Intel(R) 910GMLE Express Chipset
  9. Intel(R) 855GME Chipset (Mobile)
  10. Intel(R) 852GM Chipset (Mobile)
  11. Intel(R) 852GME Chipset (Mobile)

Download Intel 855 GM Vista Drivers here.

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