Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8 performance benchmarks (with PHP 7 and 5.6)

Submitted by dryer on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 17:50

Drupal 8 is a great leap forward in terms of architecture for the system. It is also advertised as being the fastest Drupal ever. This may be true when all the caching mechanisms such as Bigpipe rendering are in use, but what about for raw performance?

For logged in users without caching the situation seems dire for Drupal 8, with Drupal 7 on PHP 5.6 delivering pager over twice at the rate of Drupal 8 using the fastest PHP runtime, PHP 7: