Version 5.5 > recommended Video Card
Yes, I would definitely hold out and purchase one of the new cards if possible. There are exciting changes coming up in version 7.0.
if you plan to upgrade your pc, you then can get the Pci-Express version.
Dont look at the Fx series, go ahead and go for a 6XXX series
I have a Fx 5200, i does a good job for SSP 5.5, but for SSP 7.0, go with the above
Why would SSP not support a major Graphic card Supplier such as Nvidia or ATI? You cannot go wrong with either companies, they WILL work with SSP. No doubt
As long you buy the most current graphic card, ie. Nvidia: 6xxx, 7800 GTX series or ATI: X800 or up, You will be ready for Ver. 7
As for memory, more the merrier. But 128mb would suffice, if you cannot afford more.
Warning: the 6XXX series comes in AGP and Pci-Express. Make sure that you buy the right one.
Unfortunately a blanket statement that any current NVidia or ATI card would work will not suffice. We test each card carefully before recommendations are made. We have found that certain cards do not perform as expected. For instance while we used to recommend Matrox cards, they currently are not up to speed on the requirements we need. If you are looking for a new card (Especially on the eve of V7) please look at some "official" thoughts link
I did not say any Nvidia or ATI card would work. (if the above was subjected to me )
but what i said is in line with comment steven (one of your graphics programmers for SSP)