A small update for Microsoft’s Surface Book tablet/laptop hybrid has updated the driver for the NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver.
It is normally the case that Microsoft updates the Surface Book alongside its Surface Pro 4 sibling, but the latest upgrade is exclusively for the tablet/laptop hybrid. It is a simple update that upgrades the NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver, allowing for stability improvements for devices that use the graphics card.
As is usually the case, the update will be rolling out in stages and it will depend on your current install whether you receive the upgrade now. Either way, you can head to the Surface Book Update History page to see your current build and the latest ones released by Microsoft.
If you want to have the NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver update, it should land on your device automatically, or alternatively you can pull it in manually:
Start>Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update>Check for Updates
Microsoft has issued a few recent updates to the Surface Book, alongside its Surface Pro 4 stablemate. Just last week the company sent out an update that upgraded numerous drivers, including the front and rear camera drivers, Control Logic driver, and Imaging Signal Processor.
Last month a more substantial update rolled out to the Surface family, and important patch that included a fix for the frustrating problem where battery would drain in Sleep Mode. The April update also fixed an auto rotation problem, screen flickers in the Edge browser, and the last NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver update.
The Surface range is a bright spot in Microsoft’s hardware line up, with recent information from 1010data showing the devices are increasing sales:
“Surface Book increased its market by 9% during the first quarter… That was a 25% year-on-year rise, while the Surface line contributed to 33% of all tablet sales coming from hybrids. The data seems to mirror Microsoft’s own results, with the company announcing in its earnings call last month that income from the Surface line grew 61% in the last quarter.”