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Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 20 May 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2014 | Status: Active

  1. 1.  Introduction
    1. 1.1.  Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support Status
    2. 1.2.  Abbreviations
  2. 2.  Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  3. 3.  Resources And Additional Information

1.  Introduction

This Web page lists the Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) and the Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset driver support for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, including the Intel desktop chipset's chipset, LAN, audio, and graphics devices.

1.1.  Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support Status

In the table below:

Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support Status
(Last Reviewed/Updated: 25 Apr 2016)
Intel Desktop Chipset
3 Series 4 Series 5 Series X58 Express 6 Series 7 Series X79 Express 8 Series 9 Series X99 100 Series
Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Active Active Active

1.2.  Abbreviations


2.  Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

In the table below:

Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) And Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset Driver Support For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
(Last Reviewed/Updated: 25 Apr 2016)
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
3 Series Chipset + + + - - -
LAN + + + - - -
Audio + + + - - -
Graphics + + + - - -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
4 Series Chipset + + + - - -
LAN + + + - - -
Audio + + + - - -
Graphics + + + - - -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
5 Series Chipset + + + - - -
LAN + + + - - -
Audio + + + - - -
Graphics + + + - - -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
X58 Express Chipset + + + - - -
LAN + + + - - -
Audio + + + - - -
Graphics NA NA NA NA NA NA
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
6 Series Chipset + + + + + -
LAN + + + + + -
Audio + + + + + -
Graphics + + + + + -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
7 Series Chipset - - + + + -
LAN + - + + + -
Audio + + + + + -
Graphics + - + + + -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
X79 Express Chipset + + + + - -
LAN + - + + + -
Audio + + + + + -
Graphics NA NA NA NA NA NA
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
8 Series Chipset - - + + + -
LAN - - + + + -
Audio - - + + + -
Graphics - - + + + -
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
9 Series
(1)
Chipset - - + + + +
LAN - - + + + +
Audio - - + + + +
Graphics - - + + + +
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
X99 Express
(2)
Chipset - - + + + +
LAN - - + + + +
Audio - - + + + +
Graphics NA NA NA NA NA NA
Intel Desktop Chipset Device Driver XP Vista 7 8 8.1 10
100 Series
(3)
Chipset - - + + + +
LAN - - + + + +
Audio - - + + + +
Graphics - - + + + +
(1) (2) (3)  Starting with the Intel 9 Series Chipset (Desktop), Intel stopped manufacturing desktop motherboards based on their own desktop chipsets. This means there are no Intel motherboards based on the Intel 9 Series Chipset (Desktop), Intel X99 Chipset, and Intel 100 Series Chipset (Desktop). In addition, although Intel still produces the drivers, and the driver updates, for these chipsets, Intel also stopped providing the drivers for these chipsets for download from Intel's downloadcenter.intel.com. As a result, the only way to obtain the drivers for these chipsets is from the third party motherboard manufacturer web site. Motherboard manufacturers are not required to manufacture motherboards that support all of the editions (e.g., 7 or 10) and versions (i.e., 32-bit or 64-bit) of Windows that the Intel desktop chipset drivers support. For example, say Intel provides Chipset XYZ drivers for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit and 64-bit, and Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit. However, to reduce cost, a motherboard manufacturer might decide to manufacture motherboards based on Chipset XYZ only for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, and Windows 10 64-bit, not for Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, nor Windows 10 32-bit. With Intel dropping out of the motherboard manufacturing business, Windows 8 being replaced by Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.1 being replaced by Windows 10, this is true now more than ever. As a result, the Intel 9 Series Chipset (Desktop), Intel X99 Chipset, and Intel 100 Series Chipset (Desktop) driver support for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 listed above is theoretical based on; 1.) the versions of Windows within Microsoft Extended Support at the time the chipsets were released (except for Vista, which even the Intel 8 Series Chipset (Desktop) does not support), and 2.) the future versions/editions of Windows likely to be supported by the release of updated Intel desktop chipset drivers. Therefore, before purchasing a motherboard, check the motherboard manufacturer web site and confirm the availability of Intel desktop chipset driver downloads for your edition and version of Windows.

3.  Resources And Additional Information