PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: (int) vs. intval

the semantic difference here is only that intval() can convert bases, whereas (int) cannot.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "(int)" was the faster by 0.0805 seconds, (6.736% faster)

(int) 100%
intval() 93.264%

The (int) test took 1.1145 seconds.
The intval() test took 1.195 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 294,388 loops for a total of 5,887,760 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000014) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (4.025) milliseconds per 294,388 loops.
  • Total difference 80.49 milliseconds for 5,887,760 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.1100) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.6326) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$i = (int) '42 ';

The second test, "intval()", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$i = intval('42 ');

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (