The Logitech G923 is a great sim racing wheel designed for use with PC, Xbox (One, Series X and Series X) as well as PlayStation (3, 4 and 5). Despite costing quite a bit more and failing to offer out-of-the-box Xbox compatibility (a separate wheel rim is needed) we think Fanatec manages to keep the throne with their CSL Elite.
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Technical Specs
|PEDALS||Three adjustable metal pedals||Not included|
|MATERIALS||Hand-stitched leather||Leather and suede|
|DIAMETER OF WHEEL||28cm||30cm|
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Build Quality
The G923 is lauded by reviewers and owners alike for being the best wheel Logitech has ever released, primarily due to the improved build quality – including a metal wheel wrapped in high-end leather. The CSL Elite is no slouch in this department either, featuring a mostly-metal construction and leather/suede-wrapped wheel. These products are both very well-made.
Winner – Draw
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Design
Neither manufacturer is a slouch in the aesthetics department, and these wheels feature some of the best-looking designs either have released to date. Both wheels and bases are all-black save for some buttons, LEDs and related labelling. Also note that there is an open-wheel variant from Fanatec in the CSL Elite F1 set that is also easy on the eyes!
Winner – Draw
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Force Feedback
The CSL Elite is known to have some of the smoothest, most realistic feedback in the game – and anyone who has ever used one will tell you that it’s borderline unfair to compare another wheel to it in this regard. The G923’s dual motors provide strong feedback that is nothing to be ashamed of, but their relatively loud presence can be a nuisance to some.
Winner – CSL Elite
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Pedals
Logitech has included a full set of adjustable metal racing pedals with the G923, which is impressive considering the price point of the package. Fanatec sells the CSL Elite without pedals – which is a shame considering the price point – but that leaves you free to buy some of the best pedals on the market in the CSL Elite Pedals + the CSL Elite Load Cell kit for the ultimate upgrade.
Winner – G923
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Noise
The CSL Elite is a quiet, smooth piece of kit that pulls you into the game on an unprecedented level, and never pulls you out of it with annoying sounds. The G923’s wheel is admirably quiet during even the most intense racing maneuvers, but many users complain that the dual-motor feedback system is a bit loud for their tastes.
Winner – CSL Elite
Logitech G923 vs Fanatec CSL Elite: Other Considerations
One especially interesting feature of the G923 is the touted “TrueForce” haptic feedback, which works in tandem with the force motors to provide higher-fidelity rumbles than any other wheel out there – the big caveat being that it only works with a small number of games.
The Logitech G923 is a solid product that represents a great value, and the fact that’s it’s compatible with all major sim racing consoles in addition to PC means it will be a better buy for those who have need for such features. That said, the CSL Elite manages to be worth the extra money for most users by virtue of its whisper-quiet operation, smooth feedback and access to best-in-class pedals.
Last Updated on April 22, 2021