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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 5500 8GB get @ 1080p?

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RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Radeon RX 5500 8GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 5500 8GB Performance Review

We can see that when playing RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher with a Radeon RX 5500 8GB will get a very strong 200+ FPS. Note that those results would be running at High and 1920x1080 screen res.

At $0 per FPS at 4K, if we assume the GPU’s launch price. This GPU can play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher at a respectable 200+ frame rate on 4K Ultra.

The Radeon RX 5500 8GB along with the right system memory, 1GB, is very capable of getting top FPS results even at 4K Ultra graphics settings. We would recommend 4K as the way to go here.

In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this Radeon RX 5500 8GB card, but what monitor resolution are you looking to play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher at, because you can get 200+ FPS at Ultra 4K. But perhaps you feel better served at 1440p, where you would get 200+ frames per second on Ultra 1440p. Lower the resolution further and you get a blistering 200+ FPS at 1080p Ultra.

Radeon RX 5500 8GB 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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Radeon RX 490X 8GB -
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Radeon RX 480 8GB -
Radeon RX 480 4GB -
Radeon RX 470 4GB -
Radeon RX 460 4GB -
Radeon RX 460 2GB -