Taito Type X

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The Taito Type X is an arcade system board released by Taito Corporation in 2004.

Based on commodity PC 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 outputing 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 port (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]

  • OS: Windows XP Embedded
  • CPU: Intel LGA 775 CPU. Supported CPUs include Celeron D 352, Pentium 4 651, Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
  • Chipset: Intel Q965 + ICH8 (dg31pr +ich7)
  • Video output: 640×480 (VGA), 1280×720 (HDTV 720p), 1920×1080 (HDTV 1080p)
  • RAM: 667/800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Supported capacities 512 MB, 1 GB, 4 GB.
  • GPU: PCI Express ×16-based graphics. Supported GPUs include ATI Radeon (x1600Pro, x1300LE) or NVIDIA GeForce (7900GS, 7600GS, 7300GS)
  • Sound: Onboard Realtek HD 7.1 channel Sound (supports add-in sound cards)
  • LAN: 1000BASE-T 10/100BASE-TX
  • I/O ports: 1x JVS, 4× USB 2.0, 1× serial (max 2), 1× parallel port, 2× PS/2, 2× SATA
  • Audio inputs: AKG C535EB Stage Microphone, line-in (Surround 7.1)
  • Audio outputs: 7.1, SPDI/FX
  • Expansion Slots: 1× PCI Express ×16 (used by video card), 1× PCI Express ×4, 2× PCI
  • Storage: SATA 3Gbit/sec Hard Drives

The 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.

Compatibility: 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
  • Graphic: nVIDIA GeForce 9400M
  • Sound: 5.1ch (HD Audio)
  • Memory: 1GiByte (DDR2 SDRAM), optional 2-4GiByte
  • USB: 6Ports
  • Video output connectors: 2Ports (RGB+DVI or HDMI)
  • LAN: 1Port (10/100/1000Mbit/s)
  • Case Size: W274mm×D197mm×H67mm
  • Power: AC100V~240V
  • Storage (optional): HDD: 250-1000GByte / SSD: 16GByte

Taito Type X³[edit]

In addition, in 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 (2004–2010)[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]

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