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The Taito Type X is an arcade system board released by Taito Corporation in 2004. Based on commodity PC designs, the Type X board is upgradeable by developers, with the Type X+ and Type X² models having more advanced graphics abilities. The Type X7 board is used primarily for pachinko machines in Japan.

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


Taito Type X/X+[]

  • 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-based. 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
  • 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

The Type X+ includes upgrades to the graphical capabilities, including particle effects and a few other tricks, this is to bring it in line with contemporary PC hardware technology.[1]

Taito Type X7[]

  • OS: Windows XP Embedded
  • CPU: Intel Celeron M 600 MHz
  • Chipset: Intel 855GME + ICH4
  • RAM: 512MiB
  • GPU: ATI Mobility RADEON 9550 (128MiB)
  • Sound: AC'97 onboard 6 channel audio CODEC
  • Storage: 512MB-2GB flash ROM
  • Audio outputs: 4 channel speaker[2]

Taito Type X²[]

  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 [3]
  • 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), 1920x1080 (HD 1080), 2560x1440 (1440p) [1]
  • RAM: 667/800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Supported capacities 512MiB, 1GiB, 4GiB.
  • 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

As the name implies, Type X² is a natural evolution of Type X and X+ that allows the use of newer PC technologies introduced after the unveiling of its predecessors. Like its predecessors, the specs of Type X² are comparable to that of a contemporary PC.

Compatibility: Due to platform specific drivers (Windows XP Embedded), games running on Taito Type X will NOT run on the Taito Type X² platform and vice versa.

Taito Type X² Satellite Terminal[]

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

Taito Type X Zero[]

Basic Specifications
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7
  • CPU: Intel Atom 230 1.6 GHz
  • Chipset: MCP7A-ION
  • Graphic: nVIDIA GeForce 9400M
  • Sound: 5.1ch (HD Audio)
  • Memory: 1GByte (DDR2)
  • FSB: 533 MHz
  • USB: 6Ports
  • Video: 2Ports (RGB+DVI or HDMI)
  • LAN: 1Port (10/100/1000Mbit/s)
  • Case Size: W274mm×D197mm×H67mm
  • Power: AC100V~240V
  • Memory: 2GByte ~ 4GByte
  • Storage: HDD: 250GByte ~ 1TByte / SSD: 16GByte

Taito Type X³[]

  • OS: Windows Embedded Standard 7 64bit / Windows XP Embedded SP3 32bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2400
  • Chipset: Intel Q67 express
  • Video output: 1920x1080 (HD 1080), 2560x1440 (1440p)
  • Graphic: AMD RADEON HD 6770
  • Sound: 7.1ch HD AUDIO
  • RAM memory: DDR4 2GB
  • Storage: HDD 160GB (2.5 inches)
  • USB: USB3.0 × 2 group + USB2.0 × 2 group
  • Network: 1Gbit/s × 2 port
  • Serial: 1 port
  • Power Supply: 600W

In addition, in Type X³, hardware configuration changes are possible for each game title, following the lineup is as an optional part.[4] [2]

  • CPU: Intel Core i3/2120, Core i7/2600
  • Graphic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560Ti
  • RAM memory: Up to 16GB (DDR3 or DDR4)
  • Storage: Up to 3TB HDD
  • SSD: 16GB


Taito Type X games[]

Taito Type X+ games[]

Taito Type X² games[]

Taito Type X Zero games[]

  • Spin Gear (2011)
  • Mogutte Horehore (2011)
  • Gunslinger Stratos (2012)

Taito Type X³ games[]

  • Gunslinger Stratos (2012)

Current third-party developers[]


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