Microsoft releases new firmware updates for its Surface Pro X and Surface Book 2

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Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for its Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro X tablet. The latest batch of firmware updates focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes to improve the overall user experience.

The changelog is a bit longer for Surface Pro X devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or newer. Microsoft’s ARM-based Surface Pro X is getting some important updates to enable the new Eye Contact support for all users. The feature uses "artificial intelligence capabilities of the Microsoft SQ1 processor" to help users to make direct eye contact with meeting participants, and you can get more details in the full release notes below:

  • Qualcomm(R) System Manager Device: 1.0.1080.0000 Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI: 3.517.140.0 Enables the Eye Contact feature, addresses security updates, and addresses display scale issues.
  • Qualcomm(R) Hexagon(TM) 690 DSP: 1.0.1130.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Power Management: 1.0.0980.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) System Manager Device: 1.0.1120.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Surface Camera AVStream Mini Driver: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Surface Camera Front Sensor Driver Extension: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Surface Camera Rear Sensor Driver Extension: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Surface Pro X CDSP Subsystem Bus Device Extension: 1.0.1160.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Surface Pro X Power Engine Plug-in Device: 1.0.1130.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature and the resolves Camera App crash.
  • Qualcomm(R) Spectra(TM) 390 ISP: 1.0.1120.0000 Enables the Eye Contact feature and resolves the Camera App crash.
  • Surface Camera Aux Sensor Driver Extension: 1.0.1120.2 Enables the Eye Contact feature and resolves the Camera App crash.
  • Surface Integration Service Device: 6.83.139.0 Improves the Power status UI.
  • Surface SMF: 11.2.0.1 Improves device stability and performance.
  • Qualcomm(R) Hexagon(TM) 690 DSP: 1.0.1130.0000 Resolves bluescreen error state.
  • Qualcomm(R) Adreno(TM) 680 GPU: 26.18.1180.0000 Resolves Edge performance scenario.
  • Surface Pro X Sensors Subsystem Bus Device Extension: 1.0.710.2 Detection sensor improvement.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is also getting some important updates to improve the Windows Hello camera experience, system stability, as well as to fix CPU throttling issues. The latest updates are available for all Surface Book 2 devices running Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or newer. You can check out the full list of changes below:

  • Intel AVStream Camera 2500: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel Control Logic: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel CSI2 Host Controller: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel Imaging Signal Processor 2500: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel Microsoft Camera Front: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel Microsoft Camera IR: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Intel Microsoft Camera Rear: 30.18305.6.12414 Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
  • Surface UEFI Capsule: 390.3279.768.0 Resolves an issue where the CPU will throttle down to .4GHz, and *improves the Battery Smart Charging reliability.

As usual, Surface Pro X and Surface Book 2 owners can head over to Windows Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click ‘Check for updates’ to install these updates, though they should eventually make their way to your PC automatically.

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