PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: is_int vs. Casting

Cast vs is_int

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "Casting" was (on average) the faster by 0.0051 seconds, (0.585% faster)

Casting 100%
is_int 99.415%

The Casting test took 0.8706 seconds.
The is_int test took 0.8757 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 217,084 loops for a total of 4,341,670 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 217,084 loops.
  • Total difference 5.12 milliseconds for 4,341,670 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, "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 (