Surface Laptop 3 15-inch gets new firmware and driver updates

Microsoft is once again releasing a handful of firmware and driver updates for the AMD-based variants of the Surface Laptop 3. AMD processors are found in the 15-inch version of the Laptop 3, and only for general consumers, since the business-oriented variant uses Intel Ice Lake.

Today's updates aim to address some stability and reliability issues users may have been experiencing. These include issues with waking from sleep and battery reliability. Here's the full list:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update
AMD - System - 1.2.0.112

AMD UART Controller - System devices

1.2.0.112

  • Improves system stability.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Display - 26.20.12059.3000 AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 9 Graphics - Display Adapter / AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 11 Graphics – Display adapters

26.20.12059.3000

  • Improves system stability by addressing waking from sleep scenarios.
Surface - Firmware - 1.2545.140.0 Surface UEFI - Firmware

1.2545.140.0

  • Addresses issues related to waking from sleep bugcheck and unexpected shutdown failure.
Surface - Firmware - 16.308.139.0 Surface System Aggregator - Firmware

16.308.139.0

  • Improves battery reliability during low battery scenarios.

As usual, the updates are available for users running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer, and for Surface Laptop 3 users, that should be everyone. Microsoft isn't specifically saying this is a gradual rollout, so as long as you have an AMD-powered variant of the Laptop 3, you should be able to get it right now through Windows Update.

The Surface Laptop 3 is the first time Surface devices come with AMD processors, and it seems the experience Wasn't the best out of the box. The AMD variant of the Laptop 3 has notably received firmware updates more often than the Intel ones - eight rounds of firmware updates have been published for the AMD variant since launch, as opposed to the five sets of updates released for the Intel version.

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