Yea, I heard that a few times from Chris. However, I had an switchable card once, and while it was listed as an AMD card, and they had updates for their version of that model, it was an HP computer, that required an update through HP. HP never updated the drivers, even though AMD did. Never do that again! I always make sure I get a separate, non-integrated, non-switchable card.
The last time I bought instead of building my own, it was an Alienware Pentium 2 that came bundled with Premiere 6 (the OLD version 6, not CS6) and I found out then that the newest driver was not always the best driver
I don't remember the model, but it came with an NVidia card that would only work with Pr6 using one specific driver... when I updated, thinking NVidia put out a newer driver for a reason, Pr6 stopped working and I had to go back to the driver that came with the computer
Isn't technology wonderful?
The laptop in question is a few years old now (as it would be with the GTS6**M family of cards) and an MSI GT70 (I think) with two SSDs in a raid0 for the system drive, and a HDD for data. I have most of the CC apps on it, and they run smoothly, and it never previously even occurred to me to check the video drivers. I really did think I had it set to auto.
I did try to put Windows 10 on it before the deadline last year, and the update failed. I wonder if that was due to the drivers? I have Win 10 on my Desktop and Cintiq Companion 2, and have grown to like it — most of the time. I've had some audio issues that I never managed to resolve. I'm pretty sure it was a post by John in the Prem Pro forum that convinced me to move to Win10.
As for locked in hardware like HP and Compaq (IBM is ringing a distant bell in my head regards locked in hardware) like Chuck says, steer well clear.