Surface Studio owners can now access some pre-release drivers to improve Windows Mixed Reality compatibility and performance.
These drivers are a subset of the often-massive driver and firmware update sets that went out to several other Surface devices earlier this week. Surface Laptop, Surface Pro (2017), Surface Book and Surface Pro 3 were all updated, in part to address issues with Windows Mixed Reality.
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Those updates are available normally on Windows Update. For Surface Studio, however, Microsoft has a different plan.
“An NVIDIA GTX driver update and Marvell Bluetooth driver pre-release update for Windows Mixed Reality support are available for all Surface Studio devices,” the Surface Studio Update History website notes. “We are providing an early preview of the Windows Mixed Reality drivers on Surface Studio for our early adopter community [now], then the finalized launch drivers will be provided later through Windows Update.”
The following pre-release drivers are available:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX driver In Display adapters 188.8.131.5290 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter in Bluetooth 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller in Network adapters 15.68.9112.23 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.