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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 XT 4GB get @ 1080p?

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RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB Performance Review

Booting up RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher with the 2 year old Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB looks like it will get a very strong 200+ FPS. Those frames are achieved on RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher when being played at 1920x1080 screen resolution and on High graphics.

At $0.19 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 XT 4GB 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. Especially if you have a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor or better.

To summarise, this is an easy one, the Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB solution can play RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher at Ultra settings despite the desired screen resolution (up to 4K) you want to play it on. 4K Ultra gets 200+ frame rate, whereby we see 200+ frame rate for the 1440p Ultra and if you wish to look at 1080p gaming then 200+ frames per second is the type of results. Using the graphics card launch price we calculate the cost per frame to look like this for the different resolutions - 1080p Ultra costs $0.09, 1440p costs $0.12 and 4K costs $0.19.

Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for RailWorks 2 SW1500 Switcher

Graphics Card price at launch: