Taito Type X²

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Taito Type X²
Manufacturer Taito
Year 2007
Media HDD
CPU Intel LGA 775 CPU
GPU Various
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2
Sound Onboard Realtek HD 7.1 channel Sound
Resolution 31KHz
Wiring Standard JVS
Predecessor Taito Type X
Successor Taito Type X³
Taito Type X Zero

The Taito Type X² is the second PC-based arcade hardware by Taito. Released in 2007, it is the successor to the Taito Type X. The Taito Type X² has two successors; the Taito Type X Zero and the Taito Type X³. The NESiCA x Live system was originally deployed on the Taito Type X².

Hardware Revisions


  • Pentium 4 3.4GHz
  • 512MB PC2-5300U DDR Memory
  • GeForce 7900GS

There are two known configurations of the REV.00B Motherboard; the first contains one 512MB Hynix Memory Module (HYMP564PC8Y5); the other contains two 256MB Hynix Memory Modules (HYMP532U64CP6Y5).


  • Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz
  • 2GB PC2-5300U DDR Memory
  • GeForce 9800GT SP

The reference board contained one (1) 2GB Micron Memory Module.


Also known as the Taito Type X² Satellite Terminal.

  • Pentium 4 3.4GHz
  • 512MB PC2-5300U DDR Memory (Reference board used had 2GB of Memory installed)
  • ATI X1600Pro

The reference board contained two 1GB Micron Memory Modules (PC2-5300U-555-12-ZZ), totaling 2GB Memory. The sticker on the motherboard specified the board originally had 512MB of Memory.

Supported Video Cards (GPUs)

To be filled later.

Software Compatibility

Certain titles, notably The King of Fighters XIII will not boot on Model 207A motherboards; the boards return Error Code: 901 when attempting to boot the game. You can identify the model of the motherboard by checking the white information sticker on the exterior of the case.

The majority of software requires an Elsa Gladiac 979GS (a Japanese GeForce 7900GS) to run. NVIDIA-branded GeForce 7900GS video cards are known to work when reflashed with the firmware from the 979GS. The more popular titles (Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue, King of Fighters XIII) will only run with the 979GS (or a reflashed 7900GS) installed. They will not function with a different card, such as the ATI card that came in the earlier models or the 9800GT which came in other models.

Game List

List of both Type X and Type X² games plus some general info about the systems.

DIP Switches

Setting Dip Switch #2 to ON will enable 720p Video Output; setting Dip Switch #2 to OFF will enable 480p output. The Type X2 only outputs 31khz video; older monitors which only display 15khz/24khz video will require a VGA to CGA converter.

Setting Dip Switch #4 to ON will enable the Automatic Update System and an attempt to search for the update server. If the update server is not present and the search unsuccessful it shall reset and continue to search a number of times before accepting there is no route to the update server, cancelling, then booting to the game as normal. Setting Dip Switch #4 to OFF will disable the Automatic Update System and the search for the update server. When turning Dip #4 back to OFF for the first time after having it toggled ON it shall display the update screen one final time when it's next powered on before reverting to skipping the search for the update server until Dip #4 is toggled to ON again.

Error Codes

  • Error 900: No USB Security Dongle Inserted
  • Error 901: USB Bus/USB Security Dongle Error

Miscellaneous Information

The operating system used is Windows XP Embedded; the OS is installed on the HDD containing the game.

JVS Boards are cross-compatible between Type X and Type X².

Promotional Materials


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