Specs Of Sega’s New Arcade Hardware

By Spencer . February 23, 2009 . 6:50am

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At AOU 2009 Sega revealed the Ringedge and Ringwide trademarks we discovered are being used for a new series of Windows based arcade boards. Both pieces of hardware utilize Windows Embedded Home 2009, but have different chipsets. Ringedge has an Intel Pentium Processor E2160 running at 1.8Ghz at its core while Ringwide uses a Celeron Processor 440 running at 2Ghz.

 

When compared side by side Ringedge appears to be the upper tier model and Ringwide is built with budgets in mind.

 

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CPU

Intel Pentium Processor E2160 CPU
Speed: 1.8Ghz

Memory

1GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-6400

GPU

NVIDA made GPU
384 MB GDDR3
Memory Support for Shader Model 4.0
Two screen output at a maximum of 1920×1200 resolution

Sound

High definition audio on board
192Khz/32 bit
5.1 channel surround sound

I/O

Video: Analog/Digital DVI x2
Sound: 5.1 with three stereo mini jacks
JVS I/O Controller
LAN: On board 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Serial: 3 channels
USB 2.0: 3 ports
Electrical Output: 12V / 5V / 3.3V

Storage

Sata SSD 32GB

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

 

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CPU

Intel Celeron Processor E2160 CPU
Speed: 2Ghz

Memory

1GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-5300

GPU

AMD made GPU
128 MB GDDR3 Memory
Support for Shader Model 4.0
Two screen output at a maximum of 1920×1200 resolution

Sound

High definition audio on board
192Khz/32 bit
5.1 channel surround sound

I/O

Video: Analog D-Sub Pin 15
Video: Analog/Digital DVI x2
Sound: 5.1 with three stereo mini jacks
JVS I/O Controller
LAN: On board 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Serial: 3 channels
USB 2.0: 2 ports
Electrical Output: 12V / 5V

Storage

CF 8GB

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

 

Sega’s press release claims the new hardware will cut arcade development 30% or more. Border Break, a multiplayer robot fighting game made by Sega, will be the first game to make use of the new hardware.


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  • daizyujin

    Hum so this isn’t really an upgrade at all, more of a downgrade. That saddens me. I am not sure at those speeds alone if this will even be able to touch Lindbergh. Of course I don’t claim to be an expert in what chips are better than others but it looks like to me the only real upgrade is that the ram is a little faster. The chip speed is slightly slower and the ram is the same. Of course without knowing specifically what GPU they are using, it is hard to tell but this for sure looks like it is less powerful than the Europa R. I guess Sega isn’t planning on using that board anymore.

    • Mazen

      What Sega explained is that this spec mix result in the same performance as Lindburgh but with 30% cost down which still a dissapointment as I want much stronger board.

  • thaKingRocka

    what happened to ps3/360 ports of HotD4, 2Spicy, and After Burner Climax?

    what can anyone actually accomplish with a celeron chip? i thought they were supposed to be low-end.

    • daizyujin

      Celerons are extremely low end. I wouldn’t put one in my computer if at all possible. I know the old joke was that all Celeron chips were just reject Pentiums. I don’t obviously believe it, but it is easy to see where this joke came from.

      The specs on RingEdge are probably decent, and the screen shots don’t look bad. What I am really interested to see is just how much Sega can pull off on the RingWide. With no screen shots it is hard to gauge what it is capable of. It don’t really sound to me like it is being made for HD games though, even though the specs say it has a max resolution around 1080p. Those specs are far below the PS3 and 360 and those systems in general even have trouble doing a lot of stuff above 720p and keeping a constant frame rate. Perhaps it is being developed more for competition against Nintendo’s Wii based arcade system.

      Oh and Spencer, has Sega said if either of these will be open to other publishers like the Taito Type X2 or should we expect that only Sega themselves will use it like the Lindbergh? I seem to recall that Sega did pretty well with licensing out the NAOMI.

  • Julio Leles

    Hey, people, the new cores of intel has average speed and one good performance of floating point … And are free of the bug´s (see pentium4 3.0 GHZ , HT , have a bug and memory cache extensively and bad administrate by core)… The Celeron´s Conroe-L based, is one New Experience, and no something processor has going considerable, the Sega Hardware is upgradable ;-) this is SEGA and NO ONE PC , something is based in one PC, but NOT ONE PC.

    Congratulation Sega !!!
    Thank´s
    My Machine configuration:
    PROCESSOR: CELERON MODEL 420 ~ 1.6 GHZ / 512 KB CACHE (NUCLEO: CONROE-L)
    512 MB RAM (KINGSTON)
    MOTHER BOARD: ASUS P5GC-MX
    HD: 20 GB ATA
    GPU: GE-FORCE 8400 GS , 512 MB (128 Bits)
    ——————————————————————————————————————————-
    I´am running:
    Far Cry
    Transformers
    Splinter Cell Pandoras tomorrow
    Manhunt
    GTA Vice City
    And much more …

    This simple configuration is good to running this games.

  • cubox

    Give them your best shot SEGA!

    Sony is olmost down for the count, and the hole world is waiting for you to strike the final blow.

    RIP Sony, Long live SEGA!

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