Once upon a time, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com> said:
After preliminary discussions with CPU vendors, we propose AVX2 as
new baseline. AVX2 support was introduced into CPUs from 2013 to
2015. See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions#CPUs_with_AVX2
CPUs with AVX2].
There are still new systems being sold that don't support AVX, much less
AVX2. I installed an Intel Atom C3758 system today, and it doesn't
support AVX. With the end of i686 (which I think is reasonable), this
would kill Fedora on a significant amount of hardware.
Chris Adams <linux(a)cmadams.net>