A few weeks back we learned that ATI lost a valuable partner. Connect 3D is gone and a lot of people went to other companies, including Zotac or some other partners.
Connect 3D went bankrupt a few months ago and unknown company acquired the brand. It is unknown what this new company plans to do with the brand and if we are going to see graphic cards with this brand in the future.
ATI has less partners and has lost a loyal one that will be missed. There are still a bunch of the willing so things looks good.