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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 560 4GB get @ 1080p?

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RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Radeon RX 560 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 560 4GB Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 3 year old Radeon RX 560 4GB while playing RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher we quickly see it can return a consistently high 200+ frame rate. Those frames are achieved on RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher when being played at 1920x1080 screen resolution and on High graphics.

This GPU and game match up means this graphics hardware can comfortably play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher at 4K. We expect to see around the 200+ FPS mark on Ultra 4K.

Finding a PC with this gpu or better would return some strong FPS in RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher. We would definitely recommend running at 4K screen res and on ultra, before trying any lower screen resolution. You would also need at least 1GB of RAM. Perhaps couple this gaming PC with a processor that's as powerful as the AMD Ryzen R5 1400 and Ultra 4K would be a smooth experience.

To summarise, Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 200+ FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 200+ FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $0.12 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $0.15 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $0.25 per frame.

Radeon RX 560 4GB 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
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