While NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) didn't have tremendous gains in its share price in 2012, the company still performed admirably. Consider its performance versus rival AMD, for example: AMD saw sales plunge 25% last quarter while NVIDIA grew sales 13%.

Can NVIDIA use Tegra gains in smartphones next year to offset PC weakness? In the video below, Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker takes a look at three areas that will determine NVIDIA's success in smartphones -- not just across 2013, but the years ahead.

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