First published on TECHNET on Jan 18, 2017
We're happy to announce today that we've released updated drivers for Surface Studio and Surface Pro 4. These updates include new drivers and firmware for NVIDIA GeForce GPU, Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller, Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM and Surface UEFI on Surface Studio and Intel(R) Precise Touch Device and Surface UEFI on Surface Pro 4. On Surface Studio, these driver updates provide improvements to speech recognition accuracy, quality of Skype call audio, notification alerts, Ethernet connection stability, compatibility with the latest games, and reduced time to wake from sleep. On Surface Pro 4, these driver updates provide improvements to system stability, keyboard stability, storage performance, battery life during sleep, and disables touch when cover is closed, in addition to adding support for an upcoming product release.
For Surface Pro 4, the updates are available in MSI and ZIP formats from the
Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware Page
in the Microsoft Download Center. Click
and select one or both of the following files, according to the format that fits your needs:
For your reference, here is a full list of the driver versions that are updated in this release and the improvements they provide:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (v22.214.171.12420) reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (v126.96.36.19920) reduces time to wake from sleep and improves compatibility with the latest games
Surface UEFI (v117.1394.768.0) improves time to wake up from sleep and speech recognition accuracy.
Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED (v188.8.131.528) improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.
Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller (v184.108.40.2068) improves reliability of Skype call audio and notification alerts.