PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: float vs. integer addition

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "float" was (on average) the faster by 0.0542 seconds, (5.229% faster)

float 100%
integer 94.771%

The float test took 0.9818 seconds.
The integer test took 1.036 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 178,589 loops for a total of 3,571,780 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000015) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 178,589 loops.
  • Total difference 54.18 milliseconds for 3,571,780 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.

Code

The first test, "float", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy'] = 0.0;
for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] += $GLOBALS['dummy_float'];

The second test, "integer", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy'] = 0;
for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] += $GLOBALS['dummy_int'];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.25-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)