Catalyst 13.9: AMD Releases Catalyst 13.9 Drivers

AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL download.

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AMD ‘s latest WHQL driver was spotted over the internet today.
Guru3D was the first to post links of them.
Although its dubbed as official AMD is yet to make any announcement about it.
Interested persons can download it from :
AMD Catalyst 13.9 Win 8.1 | Win 8 | Win 7 (64-bit)

AMD Catalyst 13.9 Win 8.1 | Win 8 | Win 7 (32-bit)

AMD Catalyst Mobility 13.9 Win 8.1 | Win 8 | Win 7 (64-bit)

AMD Catalyst Mobility 13.9 Win 8.1 | Win 8 | Win 7 (32-bit)

While we will be testing it in our systems do let us know about your experiences in the comment section below.


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AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst™ 13.9 is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series AMD Radeon HD 6410D Series
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series AMD Radeon HD 6370D Series
AMD Radeon HD 7660D Series AMD Radeon HD 6310D Series
AMD Radeon HD 7560D Series AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series
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AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6550D Series ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
AMD Radeon HD 6530D Series ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series

AMD Mobility Radeon™ Family Compatibility

AMD Mobility Product Families

AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 8000M Series AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000M Series AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900M Series AMD Radeon HD 6620G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6800M Series AMD Radeon HD 6520G Series
AMD Mobility  Radeon HD 6300M Series AMD Radeon HD 6480G Series
AMD Mobility  Radeon HD 6300 Series AMD Radeon HD 6380G Series
AMD Mobility  Radeon HD 6200 Series AMD Radeon HD 6310G Series
AMD Mobility  Radeon HD 5800 Series AMD Radeon HD 6250G Series
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series AMD PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series using AMD chipsets

AMD Catalyst 13.

9 Drivers Now Available — First Logo Certified Driver for Windows 8.1

By Ken Brown •

AMD today released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.9 for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users. This is AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1 and contains numerous updates including WDDM 1.3 support for a variety of AMD Accelerated Processors (Kabini, Temash, Richland, and Trinity). Even though it doesn’t include support for Frame Pacing of the latest AMD CrossFire optimizations, the AMD Catalyst 13.9 update does contain new OpenGL improvements and AMD Enduro technology enhancements. You can download the AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.9 here!

Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.9

  • AMDs first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1
    • Includes WDDM 1. 3 support for:
      • AMD Accelerated Processors (Kabini & Temash) for Desktop, Notebook or Tablet PCs, including: A4-1200, A4-1250, A4-5000, A4-5100, A4-5150, A6-1450, A6-5200, A6-5250, A6-5350, E1-2100, E1-2200. E1-2500, E1-2600, E1-2650, E2-3000, E2-3100
      • AMD Accelerated Processors (Richland) for Desktop or Notebook PCs, including: A10-5700, A10-5745M, A10-5750M, A10-5757M, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-5500, A8-5500B, A8-5545M, A8-5550M, A8-5557M, A8-5600K, A6-5345M, A6-5350M, A6-5357M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-5145M, A4-5150, A4-5300, A4-5300B
      • AMD Accelerated Processors (Trinity) for Desktop or Notebook PCs, including: A10-4600M, A10-4655M, A10-4677M, A10-5700, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-4500M, A8-4555M, A8-4557M, A6-4400M, A6-4455M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-4300M, A4-4355M, A4-5300, A4-5300B
      • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
      • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • Support for AMD Features:
      • AMD Eyefinity
      • OpenCL
      • OpenGL
      • UVD
      • AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire Technology
      • AMD Overdrive
      • AMD Catalyst Control Center/Vision Engine Control Center
  • OpenGL support for User Profiles and Catalyst Application Profiles
    • Users can now create, per application, 3D setting profiles for OpenGL applications.
    • OpenGL applications are now supported through Catalyst Application Profile updates (for single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations).
  • AMD Enduro Technology enhancements:
    • The AMD Catalyst Control Center now shows which applications are active on the Performance GPU and the Power saving GPU.

Resolved Issues

  • Severe flicker in Far Cry 3 game cinematic that may continue into gameplay.
  • BSOD crash when enabling CrossFire in the AMD Catalyst Control Center after installing a third AMD Radeon HD7790 graphics card.
  • BSOD crash in Windows 8 when display turns off (idle/sleep mode).
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center crash after creating an Eyefinity Group.
  • Disappearing mouse cursor in Windows 8 after completing the AMD Catalyst Driver installation and rebooting the system.
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD stop working with a pop-up error message during playback of a Blu-Ray movie under Power Saving mode.
  • When Dual Graphics is disabled within AMD Catalyst Control Center, the secondary display connected may not enable.
  • Frame drops experienced during playback of interlaced Blu-Ray content when all visual quality settings are enabled in AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  • Significant game performance slowdowns when moving the mouse cursor in World of Warcraft using DirectX 9 rendering mode.
  • Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering settings saved within created AMD Catalyst Control Center application profiles do not apply correctly.
  • Windows 8 Metro applications experience very low FPS when Dual Graphics is enabled in the AMD Catalyst Control Center.

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    I was driving along the highway and the car lost traction. It’s good that it didn’t happen while overtaking.

    I went to the nearest car service and removed the catalyst. Then he paid for the work and left everything that was left of this catalyst to the guys from the car service. Then I did not know yet that this part contains precious metals and they give good money for everything that is left of it. Next time I will be smarter: I will drive the car up to 100,000 km, then I will remove it, and I will keep the catalyst or pay them for their work.

    Stories like this cause some car owners to consider the catalyst a time bomb and rush to remove it as soon as possible. Some car services are happy about this and advise removing catalysts even on new cars. They argue that this is an extra detail that environmentalists impose on automakers, and that the car will then drive more cheerfully, and fuel consumption will decrease.

    I tried to figure out how much the catalyst is an extra part in the car and whether it can be removed. From this article, you will learn how a catalyst works, what types of catalysts are, why they fail, and what are the signs of a faulty catalyst.

    The catalyst is located in the exhaust system of the car, closer to the engine exhaust manifold, and is needed to clean the exhaust gases from harmful emissions. Source: Setta Sornnoi / Shutterstock

    What is a catalyst and why is it needed

    The internal combustion engine runs on an air-fuel mixture. It burns out with the formation of toxic exhaust gases, and on gasoline engines, some part of the mixture may not burn at all and fly into the exhaust pipe. In order to somehow reduce the concentration of harmful substances in the exhaust gases, they put an exhaust gas catalytic converter in their path: a catalyst, if in a simple way. Exhaust gases go through it, like through a filter.

    Technically, this is a refractory ceramic or metal cylinder with honeycombs through which exhaust gases pass, which contain harmful substances: hydrocarbon, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide. On the walls of these honeycombs there is a microlayer of catalyst substances: it can be platinum, palladium or rhodium. They speed up chemical processes, and exhaust gases after redox reactions with these metals become less toxic.

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    Cells of a good ceramic catalyst. Source: Anton Tolmachov / Shutterstock

    Catalysts are mainly installed in the exhaust system of cars with gasoline engines. There may be several of them: for example, if two separate exhaust pipes come from the engine, they put one for each. It happens that catalysts are installed in series on one exhaust pipe.

    Diesel particulate filters are most often used to treat diesel exhaust gases. The design is approximately the same, only the filter cells are closed on one side. Exhaust gases find their way out through the porous walls of the channels, on which soot settles. These filters need to be cleaned periodically. To do this, the temperature inside the filter rises, and the soot particles burn out. This process is called active regeneration.

    Another catalyst reduces the temperature of the gases. For example, at the inlet to the catalyst, the gas temperature is about +390 °C, and at the outlet it is already +260 °C. Approximately in this temperature regime, chemical reactions take place, therefore, for some time after the engine is started, the catalyst does not work.

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    Whether the catalyst works or not is determined by the second oxygen sensor, also known as a lambda probe. It is placed after the catalyst, and its task is to determine the level of toxicity of emissions. If you simply remove it, the sensor will record the low efficiency of the catalyst, and a Check engine error will appear on the dashboard.

    There are different emission classes for vehicle emissions: Euro 2, Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6. Since 2016, the Euro-5 standard has been in force in Russia for new cars. You can find out the environmental class of your car in the vehicle passport. According to the experience of car service workers, the higher the environmental class of the car, the less the catalyst resource. The walls of the ceramic honeycomb of such catalysts are thinner, the cells are denser to work more efficiently.

    The environmental class is specified in the 13th paragraph of the vehicle passport

    Types of catalysts and their replacements

    The original catalyst is installed by the manufacturer. This can cost up to 5% of the cost of the entire car. There are few enterprises for the production of catalysts in Russia. They are mainly made abroad, their cost depends on the state duty, the dollar exchange rate and the exchange rate of precious metals. Replacing a catalyst with an original one costs from 25,000 rubles.

    Usually, such a replacement is done on warranty cars if for some reason it has failed or been stolen. The service life of the original catalyst is usually not less than the warranty period of the car.

    The price of a new original catalyst for Hyundai Solaris 1.6 l 2017 is from 58,000 R

    Universal catalyst replaces the original one for almost any car. It costs less than the original one, and its service life is shorter. In theory, it should last about 60,000 km. Prices for a universal catalyst start from 5000 R. In the cells of such catalysts, instead of platinum, palladium and rhodium, for example, gold is used. It accelerates catalytic reactions worse, therefore it cleans exhaust gases from harmful substances worse.

    When choosing a universal catalyst, it is important to correctly determine its volume, which should not be less than the original one. The catalyst body is not always round, it has different lengths and widths. The spent catalyst is cut out of the housing with a grinder, and a new one is welded in its place. It is better that these works are carried out by an experienced welder who will make a high-quality weld.

    Installation of a universal catalyst is a compromise for those who do not want or cannot buy an original catalyst, but care about the environment or at least want to pass an inspection.

    Euro-5 universal metal catalyst. Installs in place of the old

    catalytic converter Flame arrester in English exhaust repair manuals is the «pre-silencer». It mixes exhaust gas flows from different cylinders, reduces their temperature, and also reduces noise and vibration to an acceptable level. It is installed instead of a catalyst, but it does not affect the toxicity of exhaust gases in any way.

    If the flame arrester is not installed after the catalyst has been removed, the exhaust system will eventually burn out due to the high temperature of the exhaust gases. A simple flame arrester is a pipe with perforations for gases in a steel case. Prices for flame arresters start from 760 R.

    A refractory filler is laid between the body and the flame arrester tube. Usually it is basalt, synthetic fiber or mineral wool. The body of flame arresters can be single-layer or double-layer. Two-layer is also called reactive. They are more durable and dampen sound wave vibrations well. The inner layer must withstand high temperatures, and the outer layer must withstand corrosion.

    For each vehicle, you need to calculate the optimal volume of the flame arrester. If the volume of the flame arrester is not enough, then the sound at the output will be unpleasant, rattling. Those elements of the muffler that are located after the flame arrester are subject to increased wear and fail faster.

    Compared to the cost of the original catalyst, it is cheaper to install a flame arrester — from 3500 R. Its installation involves flashing the engine control unit (ECU) or installing a special «trick» for the electronic control unit. We will write more about them below.

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    Inside the flame arrester there is a perforated pipe and a refractory filler. Source: CameraMan32 / Shutterstock

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    By default, the catalyst is designed for the entire life of the vehicle. But fuel quality and harsh operating conditions destroy it much earlier: for example, at a run of 100,000 km.

    There is no universal or regulated catalyst removal time — each case is individual. A faulty catalyst causes many problems: from an annoying Check engine light to ceramic dust getting into engine cylinders. Therefore, in most cars older than ten years, the catalyst has already been removed.

    There are exhaust systems where the catalytic converter is very close to the engine. In the case when it begins to collapse, dispersion dust from it flies towards the engine. It is very fine and hard, it can be compared to fine sand. It scratches the engine cylinders when the pistons work. Due to these scratches, the engine starts to consume oil or its consumption increases — this is the case if the engine consumes it from the first days of the car’s operation.

    Sooner or later, this leads to an overhaul of the engine. Some car owners want to avoid such unpleasant consequences and remove the catalyst even before it starts to break down.

    Replacing a catalyst with a new one is an expensive procedure: one catalyst can cost 100,000 R, and now imagine that there are two of them in the car and both have worn out about the same. Therefore, instead of a new catalyst, a flame arrester with a «trick» or, much less often, a universal catalyst is most often installed in the exhaust system.

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    Inside the blende is a small piece of catalyst. It is put on the second lambda probe, and part of the blende with the mesh is screwed into the exhaust system after the flame arrester. Thanks to the device, the car’s ECU thinks that the exhaust gases are in order, the catalyst is in place, and the Check engine on the dashboard does not light up. Nevertheless, the snag does not guarantee that the error will not appear: the light may light up after refueling with not the best gasoline or after a sharp acceleration

    Trick for the second lambda probe

    You can do without the trick. To do this, you need to reflash the electronic control unit and configure it so that the lambda probe perceives new «harmful» sensor readings as the norm. In the advertisements, this procedure is called a flashing for Euro-2 and they promise that the car will drive more cheerfully, the engine will produce 20-30 horsepower more.

    At the same time, any interference with the original ECU software is a risk, so a qualified specialist with a proven program should do the flashing. When installing a flame arrester, car exhaust gases are not actually cleaned, but the Check engine error on the dashboard will not appear due to flashing. It is very important to remember that despite this, the engine was most likely designed for a higher environmental class, which means that with Euro-2 settings it will work much less than it could.

    Installing decoys, flame arresters instead of a new original catalyst can lead to unexpected consequences: engine errors, bad exhaust smell or excessive fuel and oil consumption.

    Due to the fact that the amount of harmful emissions from such repairs does not meet the declared standards, the car may not pass the inspection. According to Russian law, a catalyst is a component of a vehicle, so the car owner removes it at his own risk. If for some reason you need to replace the original catalyst, then installing a universal one is the best solution.

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    I do not advise you to remove the catalyst on warranty cars with a mileage of up to 100,000 km without the need. The car engine will most likely be removed from the warranty due to interference with the exhaust system. On warranty cars, a problem with catalysts rarely occurs, less than 1% of cases of total sales.

    The diagnostic equipment deciphered the Check engine error on the dashboard. Problem in Catalyst

    Why do Catalysts Steal

    Catalyst theft often affects carsharing cars and taxis. But there were cases when the original catalyst was cut out on the street when the car was parked overnight in the yard. It is enough to raise the car with a jack and cut out part of the muffler with a grinder.

    In vehicles with high ground clearance, the catalyst can be reached even without a jack. Catalyst theft takes about a minute. But if the alarm is equipped with a tilt sensor, then it will report that they are trying to raise the car.

    Catalysts are stolen in such a barbaric way: they simply cut it out with a grinder. Source: Konstantin Gakhov / Vkontakte

    The catalyst can also be cut out in an unscrupulous car service. The owner is offered to “clean out” the exhaust system or remove a serviceable catalyst so that it does not cause problems in the future. Employees of such car services also talk about the benefits of removing the catalyst: they promise that engine power will increase and fuel consumption will decrease — ECUs are sewn for Euro-2. If we evaluate the real increase in power on special equipment, the increase will be insignificant — only 3% of the initial figures.

    Usually, car services do not charge for removing the catalyst, installing a flame arrester, decoy or flashing the electronic control unit, but simply keep the spent catalyst for themselves.

    But there are a lot of those who simply take it silently, without any discounts and payments, like scrap metal. And then they hand it over, because the original catalyst contains precious metals that cost more than gold.

    On average, precious metals are 0.08-0.17% of the total mass of the catalyst. Over time, it develops its resource and there are fewer precious metals. The exact amount of platinum, palladium and rhodium in a particular catalyst is determined by a precious metal analyzer.

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    If they ask you to pay for the removal of the catalyst, the installation of a flame arrester, then I recommend that you keep the catalyst. Not only the whole catalyst is of value, but also the destroyed one, its scrap, crumbs and even dust. For a worn-out catalyst of a modern Euro-5 standard car, you can get from 5000 RUR. The more powerful the car engine, the more fuel it consumes, the better, and therefore the more expensive its catalyst.

    Price of platinum, palladium and rhodium per gram in rubles. These metals are most likely in the original catalyst of a car with a gasoline engine

    Cause of catalytic failure

    Precious metal coating wear. Precious metals on the walls of the catalyst cells burn out — this is a natural process. Therefore, when a catalyst is accepted for processing, its chemical analysis is carried out. It may turn out that there are no precious metals left in the catalyst at all. When this happens, the exhaust gases stop cleaning, the oxygen sensors detect this, and an error occurs on the instrument panel.

    Low-quality fuel. Sometimes unscrupulous gas station owners add additives that contain lead to increase the octane rating of fuel. This increases the load on the catalyst, the cells become clogged with fuel combustion products, and it fails earlier. For diesel engines, increased wear of the particulate filter occurs in winter when anti-gel is added to the fuel.

    Ignition faults. If the spark plugs spark intermittently, then the unburned fuel-air mixture is burned in the catalyst, which reduces its service life. At the same time, the catalyst cells melt, and its throughput decreases.

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    Engine malfunctions. If there are scratches or scuffs in the engine cylinders, then the mixture that is obtained during the operation of the internal combustion engine ceases to be two-component — that is, it now consists not only of air and fuel. It also contains motor oil. This inevitably clogs the catalyst, and it soon fails. Often a failed catalyst is blamed for engine problems. But in this case, rather, the engine provokes problems with the catalyst.

    A faulty catalyst may melt, collapse, or its cells may become clogged. Source: LuYago / Shutterstock

    How to spot the problem

    Catalyst rarely fails suddenly, in one moment. Usually this is preceded by typical symptoms of the engine, exhaust system and extraneous sounds. If you carefully analyze all the changes, you can intervene in time and correct the situation.

    The check engine light on the instrument panel lights up for various reasons. If we consider the code as a special scanner, then it will show exactly where the problem arose. An error in the catalyst air sensors indicates that something is wrong with the catalyst.

    Reduced engine power. It feels like driving a trailer or a car in tow. The car starts off, accelerates, but something seems to interfere with it — the acceleration is not energetic enough. Sometimes the engine of the car vibrates, and the car itself twitches.

    Extraneous sounds under the bottom. If the catalyst has already begun to break down, then its particles at high engine speeds or during start-up hit the exhaust system housing. At the same time, the driver hears extraneous sounds under the bottom of the car. They are like a ringing sound in an empty metal can.

    Unstable gas pressure from muffler. For such a check, you need to bring your hand to the exhaust pipe and feel the beat of the exhaust gases. During normal operation, gases are released at regular intervals, similar to the beating of the heart. If the flow of gases is even and weak, then the catalyst is most likely defective.

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    Exhaust smell. If the catalyst does not clean the exhaust gases from toxic emissions, then this can be felt without special measurements of the level of carbon dioxide. Next to the car, especially at the time of its warming up, it will be unpleasant to smell the products of combustion of the fuel-air mixture. Sometimes the smell enters the car interior when the engine is idling.

    Seizures on cylinders. If the catalyst has already begun to break down and its particles have entered the combustion chamber of the fuel-air mixture, then scoring and scratches form on the cylinders. Their condition can be checked in a car service with a special device — an endoscope. If everything is in order with the cylinders and there are no other signs, then it is not necessary to remove the catalyst.

    Endoscope test. It is possible to launch the endoscope through the hole for the first lambda probe. Ceramic honeycombs must be of the correct shape, without dents, not melted, not destroyed or clogged. We have already figured out that the second oxygen sensor is located after the catalyst, which means there is nothing to look at there: it is highly likely that the cells will be in perfect order at the output.

    Sensor diagnostics. With the help of an autoscanner, for example ELM 327, you can connect to the car’s electronic control unit. In smartphone applications, you need to select the readings of the catalyst oxygen sensors and compare their actual values ​​with the reference ones.

    The sensors must be checked with the engine warm and idling. Deviations from the norm will mean that the catalyst is faulty. Although it also happens that the matter is in the second oxygen sensor — they burn out over time and stop working, so it would be useful to combine this method with an endoscope check.

    Checking the catalyst with an endoscope shows that there is no damage to the cells Screenshot of the application for the ELM 327 scanner. I checked the oxygen sensors of my car — Hyundai Crete. I learned how to read these charts from a YouTube video. The upper graph shows the readings of the oxygen sensor before the catalyst, and the lower one — after it


    1. The catalyst is an important part of the exhaust system, which cleans the exhaust gases from harmful emissions.
    2. If the catalytic converter is defective, the engine loses power, extraneous sounds appear in the exhaust system, and the exhaust gases smell unpleasant.