Here's what's new in the first Surface Studio firmware update

Yesterday, Microsoft released the first firmware update for the Surface Studio, which was announced back in October and began shipping in December. At the time, there was no changelog available, which is frustratingly common when it comes to Surface updates.

Today, it's finally available. Here's what's new:

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.

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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.


Unfortunately, Microsoft still doesn't list the Surface Studio with the rest of its family on the Surface Update History page, so if you want to keep tabs on updates for the company's all-in-one, you have to head over to its page directly. Microsoft also released a series of Surface Pro 4 updates; however, we're still waiting on a changelog for that one.

Update: The Surface Pro 4 changelog is now live.

Did these updates fix any issues that you were having with the Surface Studio? Let us know in the comments!

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