Microsoft released a new firmware update for those owning the third-gen Surface Laptop with AMD processors. The March 2022 firmware update brings Windows 11-specific battery optimizations, new drivers, improvements for system stability, and more.
What is new in the March 2022 firmware update for Surface Laptop 3 AMD?
According to the changelog available on the official Microsoft Support website, the March 2022 firmware update for the Surface Laptop 3 with AMD processors brings the following:
- Improvements for system stability and fixes for the bugs causing the blue screen of death.
- Improved compatibility with the Surface Dock 2.
- New graphics drivers with GPU stability improvements and bugfixes.
- Windows 11 features for improved battery life.
Microsoft has already updated numerous Surface devices with a mysterious "Windows 11 feature" to improve battery life, but the company is yet to explain how it works. Interestingly, Microsoft released the exact battery optimizations for the Intel-based Surface Laptop 3 in October 2021, right after the initial Windows 11 release.
Here is a detailed list of new drivers in the March 2022 firmware update for the Surface Laptop 3:
|Windows Update Name||Device Manager Name|
|Surface Firmware - 1.3203.140.0||Surface UEFI - Firmware|
|Surface Firmware - 16.606.139.0||Surface System Aggregator - Firmware|
|Surface Extension - 184.108.40.206||Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update|
|Surface Monitor - 220.127.116.11||Surface Panel Filter - Monitor|
|AMD Display Driver - 26.20.12071.1002||AMD Radeon Vega 9 and 11 Graphics - Display Adapter|
Microsoft says you can install the March 2022 firmware update for the AMD-based Surface Laptop 3 if your device runs Windows 10 May 2020 Update or newer. Also, there are no known issues in this update.