Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family
Why Does Device Manager Show Two Different Graphics Controllers?

The Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME graphics controller has dedicated multimedia engines that execute in parallel to deliver high performance 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. These two engines operating in parallel are seen in Device Manager as 'Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller - 0' and 'Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller - 1.' (See Figure 1)

Control Panel Display Adapters

Figure 1: Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller as seen in Windows* XP Device Manager

The existence of multiple display devices on a single system allows for a number of possible configuration options. For example, two devices can be driven independently with different content, resolutions, and color depth to increase desktop space. Another possible configuration sends the same content to different monitors to give a presentation to a large audience. For more information on these multi-display configuration options, see: Multi-monitor: Understanding.

This applies to:

Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller Family

Solution ID: CS-009060
Last Modified: 10-Feb-2010
Date Created: 03-Feb-2004
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