Taito Type X

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The Taito Type X is an arcade system board released in 2004 by game developer and publisher Taito.

Based on commodity personal computer hardware architecture, Type X is not a specification for a single set of hardware, but rather a modular platform supporting multiple hardware configurations with different levels of graphical capability. This flexibility allows game developers limited choice in selecting a configuration to fit the game's specific requirements, and allows the platform as a whole to more efficiently support gaming titles with vastly different computing needs. For example, the Type X+ and Type X2 models have upgrade graphics processing power, which could be put toward better game visuals, or outputting to higher-resolution (HDTV) displays. The Type X7 board is used primarily for pachinko machines in Japan. Rawiya co-owned the company that produced this system board.[citation needed]

Taito Type X and X7 use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional as the recommended development platform.

The Taito NESiCAxLive add-on allows arcade owners to use a digital distribution system to download games.


Taito Type X/X+[edit]

  • OS: Windows XP Embedded
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 2.5 GHz, 400 MHz FSB (upgradeable to Celeron 2.0/2.8 GHz, Pentium 4 2.0 GHz/2.4 GHz/2.6 GHz/2.8 GHz/3.0 GHz, 400-800 MHz FSB)
  • Chipset: Intel 865G
  • RAM: DDR266 DIMM 256MB (upgradeable to DDR400 2GB), 2 memory slots
  • GPU: (AGP-8x slot) Supported cards include ATI Radeon 9600 SE 128 MB, 9600 XT 128MB, X700 PRO 256MB
  • Sound: AC'97 onboard 6 channel audio codec
  • LAN: On board, 10/100 BASE-TX, NeSYS Compatible Controller
  • I/O ports: 4 USB ports (1.1 & 2.0 compatible), 1 parallel port, 2 PS/2
  • Audio inputs: Microphone (stereo pin-jack), line-in (stereo pin-jack)
  • Audio outputs: line-out (stereo pin-jack), SPDI/F
  • Expansion slots: AGP (used by video card), 2× PCI
  • Storage interface: 2 channel Parallel ATA (UATA-100/66/33), 2 channel SATA
  • Media: PATA/SATA Hard disk

Type X+ uses a more powerful graphics board, allowing greater detail and effects (such as particle effects.)[1]

Taito Type X7[edit]

Taito Type X2[edit]

The Type X2 (stylized as Type X²) system-board uses an updated Intel platform with a PCI-express system bus, and supports more recent graphics GPUs and Intel CPUs than those supported by Type X.


Due to platform specific drivers (Windows XP Embedded), game software is not interchangeable between Type X2 and the older Type X/X+ platform.

Taito Type X2 Satellite Terminal[edit]

It is a variant of Taito Type X2, but supports networked multiplayer play.

Taito Type X Zero[edit]

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • CPU: Intel Atom 230 1.6 GHz (533 MHz FSB)
  • Chipset: MCP7A-ION
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400M
  • Sound: 5.1 channel (HD Audio)
  • Memory: 1 GB (DDR2 SDRAM), optional 2-4 GB
  • USB: 6 ports
  • Video output connectors: 2 ports (RGB+DVI or HDMI)
  • LAN: 1 port (10/100/1000Mbit/s)
  • Case Size: W 274 mm × D 197 mm × H 67 mm
  • Power: AC 100–240 V
  • Storage (optional): HDD: 250-1000 GB / SSD: 16 GB

Taito Type X3[edit]

In addition, in Type X3 (stylized as Type X³), hardware configuration changes are possible for each game title, following the lineup is as an optional part.[3]

Taito Type X4[edit]


Type X / Type X+ games (2004–2013)[edit]

Type X2 games (2007–2015)[edit]

(★ marked with dedicated software delivery NESiCAxLive)

Type X Zero games (2011–)[edit]

Type X3 games (2012–)[edit]

(★ marked with dedicated software delivery NESiCAxLive / NESiCAxLive2)

Type X4 games (2016–)[edit]

Current third-party developers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ System 16 - Type X+ hardware (Taito)
  2. ^ Taito Type X7
  3. ^ "Time For Some Japanese Amusement Company Earnings Reports! (Plus Gunslinger Stratos stuff)". Arcade Heroes. August 3, 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.

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