I have NVidia driver 375.66. I can go to
nvidia-settings > PRIME profiles > Select GPU > Intel (Power Saving Mode). Logout to confirm the switch. When I do this my machine becomes extremely unstable. The entire OS freezes constantly. I switch back to Nvidia (performance mode) and the system runs fine.
Arch-Linux says I have several options: Open source driver, a proprietary driver with bumblebee, or Proprietary driver with PRIME output offloading. I don't know which is best for me. My goal is to save power by switching to the integrated graphics when I'm on battery (so the open-source driver is out the question because of power consumption issues, see arch Linux link). I want to keep the option to use the more powerful 1050 GPU.
Can I upgrade the Intel driver without impacting the Nvidia driver?
System: Intel HD Graphics on Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017 model).