What you need to know
- New firmware and driver updates are available for the Surface Studio 2 and Surface Studio.
- The updates bring new GPU drivers, along with improvements for Surface Pen reliability and latency.
- The updates are rolling out now for both Surface Studio devices.
A fresh set of firmware and driver updates are available for the Surface Studio 2 and Surface Studio. Date September 17, the release notes for both updates were posted today on Microsoft's Surface Update History site, and they both bring new GPU drivers and improvements for Surface Pen reliability and latency.
Here's a look at what's new for the Surface Studio 2, from Microsoft:
- NVIDIA – Display – 188.8.131.5240
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 – Display adapters, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 – Display adapters
- 184.108.40.20640 improves Pen latency, and improves device stability with updated NVIDIA driver support.
If you own the original Surface Studio, here's what you'll see with these updates, from Microsoft:
NVIDIA – Display – 220.127.116.1140
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M – Display adapters, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M – Display adapters
- 18.104.22.16840 improves Pen latency and reliability and improves device stability with updated NVIDIA driver support.
Surface – Human Interface Device – 23.608.139.0
- 23.608.139.0 improves Pen latency and reliability.
These updates are rolling out now. As is typical with Surface updates, these are being rolled out in stages, so you may not see them available right away. However, you cancheckWindows Update to see if they're available for your Surface Studio or Surface Studio 2 now.
The ultimate PC
Nothing like it.
WIth an NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU, the Surface Studio 2 now performs as you would expect. The one-of-a-kind display and PC experience are expensive asks, but Surface Studio 2 still stands out among its peers.
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