I stumbled across these two Phoronix articles the other day:
That second article in particular is interesting, since it mentions Arch devs creating a separate port of Arch with optimizations enabled that benefit newer CPUs. If that were to come to fruition, what course would the Garuda devs likely take? Would they support the original Arch, both the original Arch AND the V3 port, or just migrate to the V3 version entirely?
I understand that the answer to this sort of thing would depend greatly on the hardware used by Garuda's current userbase + how smoothly it lands upstream in Arch, but given that Garuda is performance-oriented to start with, I'm curious.