RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher packshot image
Built by the General Motors Electromotive Division as a replacement of the SW1200, the SW1500 was intended for switching duties, and was capable of light branch line work as a road switcher. It was a development of the SW1200 and previous SW-series switchers dating back many years earlier, and was fitted with a 1500 horsepower two-stroke V-12 diesel engine. A total of 808 examples were built from 1966 to 1974, serving industrial and railroad operators across the length and breadth of the United States, with approximately a quarter of the whole production initially purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad. A huge number of SW1500s can still be found in use today, proving the durability and versatility of this old locomotive design. The BNSF, Frisco and BN marks are licensed marks owned by BNSF Railway Company. CN is an exclusive copyright and mark of Canadian National Railway Company. All rights reserved. Used with permission. NS and Southern are registered and/or common law marks of Norfolk Southern Corp. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Southern Pacific, Western Pacific and the Union Pacific shield are registered trademarks used under license.
Low vs Ultra RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 550 2GB get @ 1080p?

Reference Screenshots Only

No in-game screens available at this time*

* This page is using reference screenshots for display purposes and not from in-game

RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Radeon RX 550 2GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 550 2GB Performance Review

Running a Radeon RX 550 2GB to play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher shows us that we expect it to return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. Note that those results would be running at High and 1920x1080 screen res.

Following on from those 1920x1080 screen FPS, we know this GPU is of a much higher performance than the recommended system specs. Even 4K Ultra returns 200+ FPS on RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher. But it’s still worth considering the $0.17 per Ultra 4K FPS you would get compared to the $0.10 at 1440p Ultra.

This is a powerful graphics card for RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher and we can certainly recommend it to deliver 4K screen res at ultra settings. Get a system with at least 1GB of RAM though. The PC’s processor would also want to be around the AMD Ryzen R3 1200X’s performance to get a smooth experience.

To summarise, this game runs easily using this graphics card at all resolutions. RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher gets 200+ FPS at 4K Ultra costing $0.17 per frame. But if that doesnt feel right for you then you can drop the graphics setting down to High for 200+ FPS costing $0.12 per frame. Otherwise you can get some great performance by moving down a resolution bracket to 1440p. 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p costing $0.10 per frame or 1440p High gets 200+ FPS costing $0.07 per frame.

Radeon RX 550 2GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Graphics Card price at launch:

AMD R-400 Series Low Vs Ultra for RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher
Premium
Graphics Card Difference
Radeon RX 490X 8GB -
Radeon RX 480X 8GB -
Radeon RX 480X 4GB -
Radeon RX 480 8GB -
Radeon RX 480 4GB -
Radeon RX 470 4GB -
Radeon RX 460 4GB -
Radeon RX 460 2GB -