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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Historical Results

Based on (4) saved test runs, The test labeled "(int)" was (on average) the faster by 0.0276 seconds, (2.908% faster)

(int) 100%
intval() 97.092%

The (int) test took 0.9229 seconds.
The intval() test took 0.9505 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 232,257 loops for a total of 4,645,135 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 232,257 loops.
  • Total difference 27.64 milliseconds for 4,645,135 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) 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 (