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AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has confirmed the company is working closely with Microsoft on the future of cloud computing. Given AMD’s ongoing hardware partnership on the Xbox side of the business that does lend more credence to the rumors that the next-gen Microsoft machine could get a Scarlett Cloud version. Back in July, it was rumored the next-gen Xbox console was going to come in two flavors, one standard hardware box for local gaming and another, a more lightweight machine designed for cloud-based gaming. It would reportedly be a low-power device, with a moderate amount of computing power baked into it do deal with specific game-centric tasks like controller input, image processing, and collision detection, with the heavy rendering done in the cloud. Dr. Su was talking with Jim Cramer, of CNBC’s Mad Money, and was responding to his question about AMD’s relationship with Microsoft, suggesting it was no longer a case of Wintel and more WinAMD. Though, to be fair, that really doesn’t trip off the tongue anywhere near as well. “We’re partnered with them in game consoles,” says Dr. Su, “I think we have a vision of where cloud computing is going and we’re working closely with them.” The earlier console rumors surfaced on Thurrott back in July, after Microsoft mentioned it was at work on its next generation of a games console. The CNBC interview could well hint that AMD has been working with Microsoft to create the hardware which enables parts of a game to be computed locally on the low-power device while the heavy lifting is done in Microsoft’s cloud. We have posted further details on OUR FORUM.