Since the intention is to compare GNOME 45 to GNOME 46, I used toolbx containers with Fedora 39 and Fedora 40 to install and run all terminals above, as packaged by Fedora with no extra tweaks. Look at the massive improvement on all of the VTE terminals! They went from quite bad to pretty much on par with Alacritty, even the GTK 3 GNOME Terminal is very close. The massive improvement is clear on this test too, and our GNOME 46 terminals are still pretty much on par with Alacritty!

Source: Just How Much Faster Are the GNOME 46 Terminals? - Ivan Molodetskikhs Webpage

Good, because Alacritty is a bit barebones.