PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: is_int vs. Casting

Cast vs is_int

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "Casting" was the faster by 0.0087 seconds, (0.760% faster)

Casting 100%
is_int 99.24%

The Casting test took 1.1316 seconds.
The is_int test took 1.1403 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 277,309 loops for a total of 5,546,180 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.433) milliseconds per 277,309 loops.
  • Total difference 8.67 milliseconds for 5,546,180 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.4730) milliseconds and Code 2 was (7.3666) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "is_int", was:

$a = is_int($GLOBALS['test']);

The second test, "Casting", was:

$a = (int) $GLOBALS['test'] === $GLOBALS['test'];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (