New Surface Laptop 3 firmware updates improve pen performance for AMD models

Microsoft has released a new set of firmware updates for its AMD-based Surface Laptop 3 devices. The latest batch of firmware updates aims to address various security and stability issues and includes pen performance enhancements.

For the owners of a Surface Laptop 3, the August 2021 firmware updates are available for PCs running Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer. You can find the changelog below:

  • Surface Keyboard - Firmware: Improves keyboard telemetry.
  • Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices: Improves device stability by addressing bugcheck.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices: Improves device performance.
  • Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update - Extension: Improves device stability and reliability with Surface Dock 2 scenarios.
  • Surface Integration – System devices: Improves device performance.
  • Surface Touch Pen Processor – Human Interface Devices: Improves Pen and Touch stability.
  • AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 9 Graphics - Display Adapter / AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 11 Graphics – Display adapters: 26.20.12067.1 Addresses security vulnerability and improves device stability.

Microsoft has acknowledged a new issue impacting Surface Laptop 3 users that might cause audio issues on these devices. The Redmond giant says that it’s working to address this bug, and a fix will be available soon. In the meantime, Microsoft has provided a workaround for users, and you can find more details on this support page.

As always, these bits are rolling out gradually to the AMD-powered models of the Surface Laptop 3. That said, the firmware update may not roll out to all users at once, but you should get it sooner rather than later.

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