Any programmer knows that when compiling a C / C ++, the compiler can optimize code to generate faster executables. But, it's also said there is compiler optimization for your processor.
This means that if I created a C program and compiled it on a desktop with an Intel Core i3, the program is optimized to run at maximum performance on Intel Core i3 but will run normally on other x86_64 processors. I do not know if this is true, just saying.
Based on this, I see a lot to say that the best way to have a program running at maximum efficiency on your computer is to install it directly from the source code. So much so that some Gentoo Linux enthusiasts use this idea to say that Gentoo Linux is the fastest distribution on the planet (Gentoo is a distribution where everything is installed directly from the source code, from the kernel to the most basic applications). >
But I'm wary of all this. Is this talk that something compiled on your computer will run with the maximum performance on it is real? And adding: Does Gentoo Linux be a distribution where everything is installed directly from the source code really makes it a system that has a remarkable performance?