AMD released new chipset driver to fix Windows 11 CPPC issues

Not so long ago, AMD and Microsoft acknowledged two problems users with AMD-based computers would encounter after upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Due to increased L3 cache latency, performance in games and memory-sensitive apps might decrease down to 15%. To make things worse, the first cumulative update for Windows 11 increased latencies even more. Also, motherboards would fail to detect the most powerful core and assign demanding tasks to that core (CPPC). As a result, users experience even more performance dips.

New firmware brings Windows 11-specific battery improvements for Surface Pro 7

A couple of days ago, Microsoft released the October 2021 firmware update for Surface Laptop 2 and business-oriented Surface Pro 7 Plus. New firmware is now available for more Surface computers. This time, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Studio 2 owners can download the October 2021 firmware update.

October 2021 firmware update is available for Surface Laptop 2 and Pro 7 Plus

After a somewhat long pause in updating firmware for Surface devices, Microsoft is back with fresh patches for its computers. The October 2021 firmware updates are now available for Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 7 Plus (business-oriented version of Surface Laptop 7 with improved internals, which Microsoft released at the beginning of the year).

Surface Duo gets another minor firmware update

Microsoft started rolling out the latest firmware update for the first-gen Surface Duo. The October 2021 update for the dual-screen smartphone from Microsoft is yet another patch that contains nothing but regular Android security patches. It is now the sixth update without device-specific improvements, bug fixes, or patches, not to mention a new Android version.