PCMTuner VS ECUHelp ECU Bench Tool

PCMTuner VS ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool,which one is better?

Here is a comparison table to help you make a choice.

ItemPCMtunerECU Bench Tool
Donglewith Smart Donglewithout Dongle
Software1. PCMtuner
2. PCM flash
1. AMT Bench Service Tool(AMT BST)
2. ECUHelp
DatacenterVZ PerformaceECUHelp 2.0
Network ConnectionYesYes
Update & Subscription1. PCMtuner update online, no subscription, no annual fee
2. PCMflash update by dongle
Both ATM BST and ECUHELP Update Online
VR Read & WriteYes, OnlineYes, Online
EDC16Not Support YetSupport, no need open ECU
EDC17 MEDC17Yes, good for thisYes, only a few models
MG1 MD1Coming soon need buy a new adapteryes, the license was freely activated already
VAG Volvo ME9Noyes, no need open ECU
Operation ModeOBD, Bench, BootBench
Offline/OnlineWork offline, VR needs onlineWork offline, VR needs online
ActivationYes, provide SN and register email to activateYes, provide SN to activate
ECU ListPCMtuner ECU ListECU Bench Tool ECU List
ECU Tuning ServiceDownload VR files for free
Pay for tuning file
Pay for VR files
Pay for tuning file

To summarize: ECUHELP ECU Bench Tool Advantages: EDC16, MG1 MD1, and VAG Volvo ME9 support.

PCMtuner needs to buy a new adapter to support MG1 MD1, doesn’t support EDC16 and VAG Volvo ME9 yet.

Advantages of PCM Tuner: Support operation mode via OBD, Bank, and Boot. ECU Bench Tool only supports Bench, and PCMTuner downloads VR files for free, but ECU Bench has to pay for it.