Microsoft has rolled out the first batch of firmware updates for both the Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4. Here’s what has changed with the version 117.1394.768.0 of the firmware.

Surface Studio

  • 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.
  • Surface UEFI: 117.1394.768.0 – Improves time to wake up from sleep and speech recognition accuracy.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED: 8.20.0.968 – Improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.
  • 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) Ethernet Connection (2) l219-LM: 12.15.23.8 – Improves Ethernet connection stability.

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update: 2.0.302.0 improves keyboard stability.
  • Intel Precise Touch Device: 1.2.0.78 disables touch when cover is closed.
  • Surface Integration Service Device: 1.0.241.0 improves battery life during sleep.
  • Surface Integration: 1.0.121.0 improves battery life during sleep.
  • Update Driver for Surface Toshiba Storage Firmware: 1.1.617.0 improves storage performance.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware: 103.1414.256.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.
  • Surface System Aggregator: 103.1413.258.0 adds support for an upcoming product release.
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface for Surface: 106.1414.768.0 improves system stability.

Microsoft rolls out the new updates via the Windows Update service. If you’ve received the firmware updates already, let us know in the comments about any significant performance boost to your PC.

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