Microsoft releases new firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 (Update: Surface Pro 2 as well!)

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Microsoft has just released a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3. At the time of writing this article, the update tracker for the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 hasn’t been updated to include the latest firmware update details. Microsoft has also released a new firmware update for the Surface 2. Here’s what’s new with the latest firmware update for these devices:

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following to Windows 10 only:

  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
  • Audio driver update (v6.0.1.7543) improves the Cortana experience on Windows 10.
  • USB driver update (v10.0.10125.31214) improves system power usage.

Surface 3

All Surface 3 models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/23/2015, which makes the following changes in Windows 10 only:

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.78.0) adds features to display and add a system asset tag and support for the Surface Cover during PXE boot.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

Surface 3 (4G LTE)

In addition, Surface 3 (4G LTE) models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/24/2015, which adds the following changes to Windows 8.1 only:

  • Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.218.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
  • USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation driver update (v603.9600.2588.2097) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
  • USB Composite Device driver update (v2.0.268.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
  • Surface_IA7260.inf update driver for delivering future updates and refreshing production software signing.
  • Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.270.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.

Surface Pro 2 Surface Pro 2 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following for Windows 10 only:

  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

  • Surface Integration Driver update (v2.0.304.0) resolves issue where Surface would wake from sleep by itself.

If you’ve a Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2Surface 3, make sure to grab the latest firmware update and make sure to let us know if there is anything new in the comment section below.

Editor’s note: The firmware update was released earlier this week, however, Microsoft today released the changelog for the updates.

Thanks, Brad Sams for the tip!

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