Surface Studio gets its first batch of Firmware updates

Microsoft has rolled out several new updates for its flagship products – Microsoft Surface Studio. The company, however, makes it clear that updates will be released in stages. This means, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be delivered to all devices over a period. The update was announced some time earlier in October 2016 and began shipping in December. The final changelog is now available. The January Updates release reveals the following updates are available for Surface Studio.

Surface Studio

Surface Studio January Firmware Update

Here’s a breakdown of updates for Microsoft Surface Studio with Windows Update History Name and Device Manager Name alongside.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M <applicable to i7 platform devices>

 

NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M <applicable to i5 platform devices>

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M

21.21.13.7620 – Reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games.

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M

21.21.13.7620 – Reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games.

Microsoft – Firmware Surface UEFI

 

117.1394.768.0 – Improves time to wake up from sleep and speech recognition accuracy.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED

 

8.20.0.968 – Improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller

 

8.20.0.968 – Improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.

Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) l219-LM Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) l219-LM

 

12.15.23.8 – Improves Ethernet connection stability.

It’s an established norm that Microsoft releases new updates via the Windows Update service. So, if you’ve haven’t received an update, let us know in the comments section below or if you have already received the firmware updates, let us know if the update shows any signs of performance improvement for your PC.

Also, please note that if you have chosen to update the operating system on your Surface, your update history will be cleared. Firmware updates once installed, can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version!

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