PHP 7.3 is scheduled to be released on December 6th, 2018. As always, it’ll bring a few changes and new features (read more about it here or here). But it’ll also bring a significant performance improvement. Here are the results of a few benchmarks. Long story short:
PHP 7.3 is just shy of 10% faster than PHP 7.2 in the popular PHPBench. PHP 7.3 is 31% faster than PHP 7.0 or nearly 3x the speed of PHP5.
Bring it on, I say!