Logitech G923 Vs Fanatec Bundles
Lately, the sim racing ecosystem is full of new reveals, The most recent was the announcement from Logitech and its new sim racing wheel release, the Logitech G923, Today we are going to analyze and put together every aspect of this new product and compare side by side with the available products in the Fanatec Bundle line, we want to know if it worth the investment for you or even change brands. We put together an in-deep research to let you know this. Which one is better? The brand new Logitech G923 or the well-know Fanatec Bundles ready for your PS4 / Xbox One console. lest find out this.
Logitech G923 Specifications
Last modified: August 19 of 2020.
|Product Type||Racing Wheel|
|Ready For||PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X Serie / PC|
|Product Page||Logitech G923|
Very well research video ( and honest review about the new G923 Racing Wheel ) worth watching.
A (complete) review for the G923
Made for any game console out there, you can use this new racing wheel with your favorite PS4 console, both the Xbox One and the new Xbox X series and of course with your personal computer (PC) too, The new G923 like its formers G29 and G290 has the factory option to buy the racing wheel for you prefer console. The controls are built right in the rim for any type of system, including the Xbox and PS4 buttons.
- Playstation 4: Yes
- Next-Gen Playstation 5: Yes
- Xbox One: Yes
- Next-Gen Xbox Serie X: Yes
- PC: Yes
Not Quick Release
One thing we all were expecting in this new release was the addition of interchangeable rims yet this did not happen for our surprise, they continue using different sim racing wheels for the type of console, Why just not add a quick release? Not sure but a missing critical point for loyal Logitech users.
REQUIREMENTS (XBOX ONE)
- Xbox One game system
REQUIREMENTS (PLAYSTATION 4)
- PlayStation 4 system
- Windows® 10, 8, 8.1 & 7
- 150 MB of available hard disk space
- USB 2.0 port
Building on that, the G923 adds some suitable refinements on the Force feedback, the new TRUEFORCE force feedback system makes driving even more realistic. But truth be told not too many technical changes were made, the more outstanding is the feature called TrueForce something completely “new” sorts like mechanical vibration and feedback that you would get when the whole chassis is vibrating from the engine and tires, all of it translates thought the steering wheel. It does that by using games physics and audio engine to interpret and provide additional information in real-time.
BUT, It can be used only in a few games right now, Asseto Corsa, GT Sport, and Drid, That’s all my friend, you can´t use this new improvement in other sim racing games, and to be honest with you, even if you are using one of this titles, Trueforce is something that you might not even notice anyway.
This new racing wheel comes with a:
- Rotation: 900 degrees lock-to-lock
- Hall-effect steering sensor
- Dual-Motor Force Feedback with TRUEFORCE
- Overheat safeguard
WHEEL PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- Height: 270 mm (10.6 in)
- Width: 260 mm (10.2 in)
- Depth: 278 mm (10.9 in)
- Weight without cables: 2.25 kg (4.6 Pounds)
- Wheel spokes: Anodized aluminum
- Wheel cover Hand-stitched leather
- Steering shaft: Steel
- Shifter paddles: Brushed stainless steel
- Mounting clamps: Glass-filled nylon
- Pedal frames and arms: cold rolled steel
- Pedal faces: Brushed stainless steel
- Pedal piston sleeves: Polyoxymethylene thermoplastic (POM)
The pedals are the weakest point of Logitech systems, yet a very important part of the sim racing experience for this price range racing wheels. It’s understandable that a $ 400 steering wheel doesn’t focus on creating top-notch pedals, those are reserved for more advanced systems like Fanatec.
- Nonlinear brake pedal
- Patented carpet grip system
- Textured heel grip
Pedals Physical Specifications
- Height: 167 mm (6.5 in)
- Width: 428.5 mm (18.4 in)
- Depth: 311 mm (12.2 in)
- Weight without cables: 3.1 kg (6.8 Pounds)
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec Bundles
|Comparison||Xbox One Competition pack||CSL Elite PS4 Starter Kit||Logitech G923|
|Price:||$799.95 *||$569.95 *||$399.99 * (best price )|
|Platform:||PC, XBox One, Xbox X||PC, PS4, PS5 XBox One Ready||PC,PS4,PS5,Xbox, Xbox X|
|Adjustable brake sensitivity:||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Main material:||ABS, Aluminium, CNC machined Aluminium||ABS, Aluminium, CNC machined Aluminium||Anodized aluminum, Steel, thermoplastic|
|Load cell brake:||Optional||Optional||No|
|Clutch pedal:||Optional||Optional||Yes (programmable dual clutch)|
|ABS brake vibration:||No||No||No|
|Adjustable pedal angle:||No||No|
|Adjustable ABS vibration:|
|Sensors:||12-bit resolution||12-bit resolution|
|Pedal pads:||Aluminium, Rubber||Aluminium, Rubber||Polyoxymethylene thermoplastic (POM)|
|Adjustable spring strength:|
|Max bits of resolution:||12 (4096) on all axes||12 (4096) on all axes|
|Brake performance kit:|
|Buy the Product:||Xbox One Competition pack||CSL Elite PS4 Starter Kit||Logitech G923|
Compare with the previous generation G920/G29 design the new G923 looks almost identical like it predecessors, Don’t know if it a smart moves from Logitech or not, but it seems they took most of their time in making in-side improvements like the new Force Feedback technology TrueForce.
The G923’s brake pedal is, however, considerably better than its predecessors, there is a more pedal travel witch helps with muscle memory and precise braking, the feeling is not as precise as Fanatec Clubsport pedals V3, but they are Ok.
I think is one of the better on-budget sim racing wheels out there, For those expecting the Logitech G923 to be a radical departure will be disappointed, after our in-deep analysis we think is not worth it making an upgrade from previews versions but if you are coming from something older my worth your investment.
At the end of the day, this Sim Racing Wheel continues been a beginner and mid-range sim racing wheel for those looking not empty their pockets with a more expensive setup like Fanatec.
On the other side of the row if you are after a more advanced sim racing system the Fanatec Bundle “at a not bad price of $800” for a (high-tech) product is a good start point for you.
Which one to buy the G923 or a Fanatec Bundle?
This is going to be an easy one for me, I don´t really want to be that rude with the G293 but they didn’t make any big improvement users were expecting to find after 5 years waiting for this. The “new” Technology trueforce is their selling point but is something we think you won’t even note anyway, the noises that previous G920 and G29 used to make and annoy most racers were not rid,
So making an upgrade from previous versions is something I don´t recommend at this point and let you know this you might think my opinion on switching brands, Right?