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 (3) saved test runs, The test labeled "(int)" was (on average) the faster by 0.011 seconds, (1.540% faster)

(int) 100%
intval() 98.46%

The (int) test took 0.7013 seconds.
The intval() test took 0.7122 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 164,556 loops for a total of 3,291,120 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 164,556 loops.
  • Total difference 10.97 milliseconds for 3,291,120 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 (