Logitech G923 racing wheel review
You can spend as much money as you want on a racing simulation setup for your gaming PC. I’m not just talking about outrageous prices for the latest graphics cards or processors. These are the monitors, the joysticks, the pedals. Maybe you want a complete racing seat or you want to become fully modular with the wheelbase and steering wheel. Top-notch platforms trade affordability for realism, immersion, and trail commentary.
But while there’s a big difference between McLaren’s top-secret F1 simulator and the $ 400 Logitech G923, you’d be surprised at how realistic something cheap and cheerful in the world of sim racing is to offer.
The Logitech G923 is one wheel that I have been looking forward to trying out for some time due to its popularity. It follows in the footsteps of the Logitech G29 / G920, a popular racing wheel for PC / Xbox / PS4, and very little has changed between them. In fact, they are almost identical.
So it’s no surprise that if you own Logitech’s previous racing wheel, the G29 or the G920, you won’t find a suitable upgrade path in the G923. I would recommend checking out the Fanatec CSL Elite or its upcoming CSL DD wheelbase. You can even go all the way and switch to a more expensive direct drive option.
Likewise, if you are looking for a cheaper racing wheel, the G29 / G920 is a great PC-friendly option that has dropped in price significantly since the launch of the G923.
But especially in this case, the Logitech G923 can be considered affordable. For that, it stays true to its roots with a construction with double motor force feedback. It’s not quite a direct-drive or even belt-driven wheelbase, but it does kick right where you want it through corners or over rough terrain. You’ll know when a tire cuts the outside edge of the curb, or when your left rear is cutting the grass – it’s that level of fine-grained feedback you’ll need to nail lap times to the jagged edge of the race simulation. .
Logitech G923 Specifications
Wheel: Aluminum / anodized leather wheel with steel steering shaft and rear shifters
Based: Dual Motor Gear Force Feedback
Pedals: Three-pedal unit with belt gripping system
Movement: 900 degrees
Price: $ 400 (£ 350)
The G923 certainly hits that sweet spot of pretty … what’s the better word … womp? It throws the wheel around some, that’s what I mean. There is also enough resistance to mimic the running experience and keep you close to the track. in a way that you just can’t experience without decent force feedback. It’s not going to throw you around corners like some more expensive kits, but at the same time, the G923 isn’t afraid to derail your wheel when you come out of a corner.
The advantage of this wheel over others is that, although it is relatively new, it benefits from the many G-series wheels that come before it. Most games recognize the wheel natively and adjust the controls accordingly, but for those who don’t, there are tons of helpful guides on how to do it, whether for the G923 or the G29 and the G920. F1 2019 was the only game I had to jump into the options menu to configure, and I just followed these guidelines from Reddit for the G29.
One of the few changes to the G923 over its predecessor is the introduction of TrueForce, a software feature that more accurately translates game physics from game to game.
How to explain TrueForce in action … it’s kind of like a low hum as you glide across the track, translating the finer track features into your wheel. I would say it is Feel like driving a car, at least more than if it were turned off, even if that doesn’t seem like racing information. I appreciate the feel of this one, its reach is just limited, and that’s both in terms of track feedback and support. TrueForce is currently supported in only seven games:
Project Cars 3, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Automobilista 2, GRID (2019), iRacing, Monster Truck Championship and Snowrunner.
To differentiate the G923 from its predecessors, it might not be that convincing. As I mentioned, if this is an upgrade from the G29 or G920 that you are looking for, this is not it.
For new super licensees and growing gearboxes, however, there is a complete package. The G923 is well built: the rear may be plastic but the metal and leather finish of the wheel itself brings longevity where it counts. Unfortunately, the inclusion of leather means this product is not vegan.
The shift paddles (flappy paddles) are also responsive and mechanically satisfying. My only concern with the build is how the wheel attaches to a desk or frame. It’s not the most stable design, depending on your desk, and keeping it firmly in place can mean pulling the latches down quite tight.
The maximum mounting system latch depth is 31.5mm, so if your desk is thicker than that, you will either need to screw in the wheel using the two threaded holes on the underside of the unit or attach a thinner board and a clamp that to your desk in other ways.
Perhaps the best thing about the G923 package is that it’s more than a racing wheel and a wheelbase. It’s also a set of three pedals, and some really solid pedals. I was quite surprised at the quality of these pedals the first time I used them, they have all the makings of high end pedals where it counts.
The throttle delivers decent linear pressure with quick feedback to keep it glued to your foot, while the clutch provides an equally quick response with increasing tension as you step on the pedal – enough to create a false bite point. . The brake pedal, however, is the highlight of the three. Slightly modified from the design of the G920 and G29, a progressive spring design requires significant impact power to be used. So much so that the units mat gripping system is a must for serious racing, and you’ll want to consider a chair with locking casters to hold you firmly in place and position you in the game.
The pedals just add to how I feel, it’s an already impressive package in the G923. An all-rounder like no other, you get a wheel that not only feels great, but also plays great. I have failed so far to mention that this wheel is just great for racing. It’s not a tiny, nifty wheel that can’t stand up to a controller. It is designed for racing games. This makes the experience of the racing game as addicting as heck, as I said lyrical before, but it will also allow you to be more precise, hopefully faster, when running.
If you’re a motorsport fan, outdated virtual racer, or gamer looking to expand your horizons with simulation racing, the Logitech G923 is much more of a competitive racing wheel than you might think, and competitively priced at to match. . Likewise, however, it’s always worth checking out the G29 and G920 while they’re still available, simply because they’re pretty much the same for less money.