PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: foreach vs. for

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "foreach" was (on average) the faster by 0.0113 seconds, (1.082% faster)

foreach 100%
for 98.918%

The foreach test took 1.0367 seconds.
The for test took 1.048 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 264,669 loops for a total of 5,293,380 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 264,669 loops.
  • Total difference 11.34 milliseconds for 5,293,380 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, "foreach", was:

foreach ($GLOBALS['dummy'] as $v)
	$v[0] + 1;

The second test, "for", was:

for ($k = 0, $n = count($GLOBALS['dummy']); $k < $n; $k++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'][$k][0] + 1;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (