The Surface Pro 9 has picked a new firmware update with improvements focusing on networking and wireless connections. Intel-based configurations of Microsoft's flagship tablet can download the July 2023 update from Windows Update or the Surface Support website.
The release adds the Intel Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) app to improve networking performance "by creating a personalized network experience based on each user's unique situation."
What is new in the Surface Pro 9 July 2023 firmware update?
Enables the automatic download of Intel® Connectivity Performance Suite (ICPS) application on Surface Pro 9 consumer devices running Win 11 and have a hard disk capacity greater than 256 GB. ICPS is a software solution that improves PC networking performance by creating a personalized network experience based on each user's unique situation.
Improves device stability and wireless connection reliability.
Here is the list of new drivers:
|Windows Update Name||Windows Device Manager|
Intel Corporation - Bluetooth - 220.127.116.11
|Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth® - Bluetooth|
|Intel Corporation - SoftwareComponent - 2.1123.505.3||Intel(R) Connectivity Performance Suite - Software components|
|Surface - Firmware - 18.104.22.168||Surface TCON - Firmware|
|Intel - net - 22.214.171.124||
Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160MHz - Network adapters
|Surface - System - 126.96.36.199||Surface Integration - System devices|
|Surface - Firmware - 188.8.131.52||Surface UEFI - Firmware|
Here is extra information about the release:
|Supported Configurations||Surface Pro 9 with Intel processors|
|Supported Windows Versions||Windows 10 version 21H2 and newer
Windows 11 version 21H2 and newer
|How to get the update||Windows Update
Surface Support website
|Additional Steps||The update does not require additional steps|
|Known Issues||The update does not contain known issues|
|Device Supported Until||October 25, 2026|
Those thinking about buying the Surface Pro 9 with Intel processors or its ARM-based variant should check out discounts in the Microsoft Store. The company lets you save up to $300 on various Surface Pro 9 configurations.
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