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 "is_int" was the faster by 0.0209 seconds, (3.407% faster)

is_int 100%
Casting 96.593%

The is_int test took 0.5939 seconds.
The Casting test took 0.6148 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 98,429 loops for a total of 1,968,580 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000011) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.047) milliseconds per 98,429 loops.
  • Total difference 20.95 milliseconds for 1,968,580 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.8617) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.6932) 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 (