You are here

Benchmarking Drupal 8 against Drupal 7

I thought it would be interesting to benchmark the latest Drupal 8 dev against the latest stable Drupal 7 release to see the difference.

Testing Environment

  • Dell Latitude E6520 Notebook
  • 8Gb RAM
  • Windows 7
  • WAMP Server 2.2
  • PHP 5.3.13
  • MySQL 5.5.24
  • Apache 2.2.22

I've installed fresh version of Drupal 8 (latest pulled from git) and Drupal 7.23 with the minimal profile selected for both. The only additional module selected is Devel to collect benchmarking information. No caching.

Notes Drupal 7.23 Drupal 8.x-dev
Open homepage (not logged in) 21 queries in 3.72ms. Page Execution 137.39ms 49 queries in 7.75ms. Page Execution 320.11ms
Open homepage (logged in as User 1) 20 queries in 3.39ms. Page Execution 106.92ms 58 queries in 7.53ms. Page Execution 324.25ms
Add one piece of content* 51 queries in 12.7ms. Page Execution 194.90ms 94 queries in 53.28ms. Page Execution 713ms
Add one piece of content** 52 queries in 15.79ms. Page Executiion 206.79 96 queries in 57.89ms. Page Execution 870.28ms

*Basic content type with a title and body and one paragraph of text.

**Content type as above but with one additional numeric field set to integer. Field UI and Number modules turned on.