SimXperience AccuForce Pro vs Fanatec Direct Drive

SimXperience AccuForce Pro vs Fanatec Direct Drive

One of the best Direct Drive system your money can pay, both deliver an Unparalleled Steering Feedback Quality & Realism, whats stand one to the other is what I want to point here, I don’t want to let you think which brand is better than the other, because it doesn’t work that way, is a matter of what are your resources and what are you willing to spend, what you can afford or cant not, what do you really want for your simracing career.

Both brands are really on the top of the Force Feedback industry, what I like about Accurefore is the promises of a ready to run, plug-n-play package. Direct Drive systems and simracing wheel, in general, is not a thing of plug and play but AccuForce does a really good force on this, price is really good as well for a direct drive ( complete ) system, one point on that as well.

But what really stand Fanatec out from the competition is an entirely BIG brand behind the products you buy, Plenty of steering wheels and accessories available for you is huge, an active community of loyal fans and a team of support at Fanatec waiting for you in the process of getting things done. For me, points that worth the money.

Overall Fanatec delivers a better torque than the V2, The DD1 and DD2 Can peak up to 25 Nm on demand, the V2 up to 13.

The design on the Fanatec products are way more superior than the AccureForce racing wheel for me but don’t get me wrong, the V2 doesn´t look bad a lot, and do it works very well.

One thing I really like about the AccureForce is the Three force feedback (FFB) options: traditional raw game FFB, SimXperience / user optimized game FFB, and completely user-definable FFB, on the Fanatec systems, adjust your feedback can be more tricky than this.

In general, V2 is a very decent opponent for the Fanatec Direct Drive system, actually AccureForce is selling DD system even for years before Fanatec presented to the public its first Direct Drive system, so don’t think an AccureFore isn’t an option for you, because It is.

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: February 03 of 2021.

Product Overview ( Fanatec Direct Drive )

Product Type Racing Wheel
Model Podium Racing Wheel Formula / F1
Serie Podium
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating
Ready For Xbox One / Xbox Serie / PC
Product Page PODIUM RACING WHEEL F1

PODIUM RACING WHEEL Formula

Videos

Fanatec PODIUM Racing Wheel

This review is for the Fanatec Direct Drive Podium Racing Wheel F1®

Brief Design Overview ( Fanatec Direct Drive )

  • Direct Drive Force Feedback System (Wheel connects directly to motor shaft, there are no belts to slip, wear or absorb critical detail)
  • Up to 20Nm matching the torque output in most real race cars using power steering, note less than 15Nm
  • Wireless data and power to all Fanatec steering wheels to enable unlimited rotation of the steering wheel.
  • Unique force feedback (FFB)
  • Grips made of genuine Italian made Alcantara®. This material is easy to clean and provides a sensational grip.
  • 11 buttons, 12-way multi-position switches, thumb encoders, rocker switches
  • Durable construction made of metal and carbon fibre.
  • PODIUM Advanced Paddle Module pre-installed, featuring F1®-style dual-clutch paddles and dual magnetic shifters plus two additional magnetic paddles.

Compatibility

PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: No

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Compatible with all platforms, including Xbox Serie X, Xbox and Playstation, and of course native compatible with PC.
  • Price is not that good $1,800
  • Up to 25Nm in torque
  • It’s not plug-and-play like the V2
  • Big company behind your products
  • Big ecosystem behind your products
  • Build to last with excellent materials

What is included?

  • Podium Wheel Base DD1 PS4™ (Not available separately at this point)
  • Podium Wheel Base DD1 on the Formula version 
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 on the Formula version 
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel F1® PS4™ (Not available separately at this point)
    Pre-installed Podium Advanced Paddle Module with Formula plates
    Torque Key
    Quick guide
    Power supply (480 Watt)
    Power cable (regional)
    USB cable
    Racing style button caps

Product Overview ( AccuForce )

Product Type Racing Wheel
Model AccuForce Pro V2
Serie AccuForce Pro V2
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating
Ready For PC
Product Page AccuForce Pro V2

Videos

Accufore PRO V2 ( Full Review )

Brief Design Overview ( Accufore PRO V2 )

  • Direct Drive Force Feedback System (Wheel connects directly to motor shaft, there are no belts to slip, wear or absorb critical detail)
  • Up to 13Nm of sustained torque depending on the user-selected mode
  • User-selectable modes (similar to those on a stereo) allow easy selection of linear performance, peak performance, soft performance, child mode, etc.
  • 4500 degrees of rotation, configured for 900 degrees by default.
  • Three force feedback (FFB) options: traditional raw game FFB, SimXperience / user optimized game FFB and completely user-definable FFB
  • Expansion ports for additional displays, buttons, pedals or rotary encoders
  • Alcantara® wrapped 330mm Steering Wheel
  • 13 total buttons (12-long life tactile push buttons & AccuForce Wheel Horn Button)
  • Rugged, Durable Construction
  • Carbon Fiber paddles (replaceable to suit a variety of tastes)

Compatibility

PS5: No PS4: No PS3: No

PC: Yes 

Xbox: No  Xbox Series X: No

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Price is really good: $1,048.95
  • Not compatible with Xbox or Playstation
  • Includes Everything Needed for a Professional Racing Simulation Steering Experience
  • Up to 13Nm
  • Truly USB Plug-N-Play (Automatic Driver Installation)
  • Not a big company like Fanatec behind your support
  • Three force feedback (FFB) options
  • Not a big ecosystem to change wheels
  • Build to last
  • The design part is not that good than Fanatec products.

What is included?

  • SimXperience AccuForce Pro V2 Base Unit with 6ft (2m) cable.
  • SimXperience AccuForce Pro V2 Force Feedback Controller
  • SimXperience AccuForce Pro V2 Wheel Button Box with Paddle Shifters
  • SimXperience AccuForce Alcantara® wrapped 320mm Steering Wheel
  • 3ft (1m) USB cable with ferrite filters
  • 3ft (1m) IEC Power Cord (same as used on PC’s) with U.S. plug
  • Mounting Screws
  • Sim Commander software (SimVibe and force feedback tuning features)
    The AccuForce Pro V2 “Complete” is a fully assembled, ready to run kit.

Comparison

Podium Racing Wheel VS AccuForce PRO V2

Podium

AccuForce Pro V2

Price:  Formula / F1®

1,649.95 / 1,799.95

AccuForce Pro V2

$1,048.95

Platform: PS5/PS4/PC/Xbox One/X PC
Torque: up to 25Nm up to 13Nm
Rev lights: On the wheel Not Included
Display: OLED display Not Included
Quick-release: Podium Quick-release Not Included
System: Direct Drive Direct Drive
Rotation:  Endless rotation 4500 degrees of rotation, configured for 900 degrees by default.
Grip material: Italian made Alcantara® Alcantara® wrapped
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Podium Racing Wheels

AccuForce 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are the Fanatec Racing Wheels better than the AccureForce ones?

Both brands are for professional racing simulation steering system in mind, the AccureForce is cheaper than the Fanatec wheels, What´s can make the difference for me and many other racers out there, Price of course, but if you think twice with Fanatec you get a big brand behind your products, a fart most complete ecosystem than Accuforce, and a large community of supporter and current users willing to help you out in your journey. Does that make the V2 a bad option? not at all, Actually we think the AccuForce Pro V2 racing wheel is the best option out there if you don’t want to spend too much money on a Direct Drive wheel and getting at the same time extremely accurate force feedback and what’s more impressive, a ready to run, plug-n-play package

Final Analyze

Final Analyze

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