Surface Studio Line Gets Improved Pen Latency With New Firmware Updates

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface with 6 Comments

Microsoft is rolling out a new firmware update for both the Surface Studio and Surface Studio 2 this week. The company is rolling out a minor update for the NVIDIA Display drivers for both the original Surface Studio and Surface Studio 2, and it introduces some improvements for the Surface Pen.

More specifically, the firmware update apparently improves Surface Pen latency and introduces other general improvements in terms of the device’s stability. Here’s the changelog for the Surface Studio 2:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 – Display adapters – 26.21.14.3140 improves Pen latency, and improves device stability with updated NVIDIA driver support.

And here’s the changelog for the Surface Studio:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M – Display adapters – 26.21.14.3140 improves Pen latency and reliability and improves device stability with updated NVIDIA driver support.
  • Surface Pen Settings – Human Interface Device – 23.608.139.0 improves Pen latency and reliability.

You can grab the new updates from Windows Update, as per usual.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Surface Studio Line Gets Improved Pen Latency With New Firmware Updates”

  1. Tony Barrett

    Any update from MS that has 'improves device stability' in the description is one to be wary of. Their track record is pretty dire, and it often has the opposite effect.

    • branpurn

      In reply to ghostrider:


      More like, that's the stereotype while in reality the vast majority of updates your device gets every day make it more secure and stable.


      But that narrative is hard to fight when people are more apt to share around non-issues, like everyone blaming Lenovo's orange screenshots on Microsoft a couple weeks ago.

    • akimfromsvk

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Great! Just perfect, Microsoft!!! My studio is bricked. Black screen, no reaction.

      I won't express a boiling anger inside me, I just simply ask - How I can sue that company who automatically kills my surface devices with their updates ? I have no control to disable your intented breaking updates. Whenever a new device is about to appear on the horizon from Microsoft, I should brace myself for new incoming artillery of breaking and slowing down updates for my / your obsolete product !!!!!!!

      It's your flagship for 5000 Euros for f sake

  2. jwpear

    So wish that display were available stand-alone.

  3. lvthunder

    Hopefully this also gets rid of the warning you get when you open Premiere about the video card driver being too old.

  4. shimojack

    thank you for sharing the update was necessary

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