Surface Pro 4 picks up small audio driver firmware update

Microsoft recently pushed out a small firmware update to the Surface Pro 4, bringing improvements for the Realtek audio driver. Unfortunately, that's all that's included in the latest update, but it should help to improve all-around stability and Cortana performance, Microsoft says.

Here's a look at the lone update, from the Surface Pro 4 update tracker (opens in new tab) (via Neowin):

  • Realtek Semiconductor Corp. driver for Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) - v6.0.1.7895 - Improves system stability and Cortana performance.

This is the first firmware update that Microsoft has pushed to the Surface Pro 4 since the end of August, so it's good to see something come along. The update actually began rolling out on December 8, according to the tracker, so you should be able to find it in Windows Update now.

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  • 😐
  • They should push Intel GPU drivers updates already. We've had WDDM 2.1 since Redstone 1 yet the current official GPU driver in the firmware is still using WDDM 2.0. Installed beta Intel drivers from the website and now I have WDDM 2.1.
  • Really?
  • I wish there was a realtek driver update for my motherboard, I've been having sound issues lately.
  • They released one (R2.80) on 12/2, which you can download from Realtek's website.
  • Probably a coincidence, but I was having a problem with a Birthday reminder non-stop popping up after it was dismissed. After the restart from upate, it went away.
  • Are all the firmware updates for the Surface handled through the standard Microsoft update method?
  • Just need them to fix the random touch screen failing issue now and it might just become reliable enough to be a useful device!
  • Please tell me you're on an insider build too and that's not a firmware issue...
  • I've been a suffering SP4 user for over a year. Just did a reset of Windows 10 and only installed Office. Lost touchscreen twice in a week, same problem as before reset. So if they can fix the display issues via the dock (requiring a dock reboot), the Skype for Business lockups on video meetings, the random loss of touch screen then it might actually be useful. I can live with the 3 to 4 hour battery life and WiFi range.
  • And it solved all problems like battery drain and everything else, because you know Windows..
  • Still not fixed the Surface Pro 4 Wi Fi problems.
    A year after release and the WiFi is still a POS
  • I blame the Marvell Avastar wifi card. They should have just gone with something Intel
  • Did not get this update. Anyone else have this issue?