PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: array_map vs. foreach

Is there a benefit to using array_map() over a simple foreach?

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "foreach" was the faster by 0.0126 seconds, (5.576% faster)

foreach 100%
array_map() 94.424%

The foreach test took 0.2138 seconds.
The array_map() test took 0.2264 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 25,932 loops for a total of 518,640 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000024) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.631) milliseconds per 25,932 loops.
  • Total difference 12.62 milliseconds for 518,640 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.9446) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.5829) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "array_map()", was:

function foo($v)
	return $v * 2;

$array = array_map('foo', $GLOBALS['dummy']);

The second test, "foreach", was:

$array = array();
foreach ($GLOBALS['dummy'] as $k => $v)
	$array[$k] = $v * 2;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (