I've created a simple "Hello World" application with Phalcon, CodeIgniter, and my own PHP framework to run performance benchmaks and both of PHP frameworks performed much faster than Phalcon.
They all have no complex setups (IndexController->indexAction() that simply displays "Hello World" in view) and I run Apache Bench, just like the document explains (2,000 requests with 10 concurrent requests each). The only difference is that I used OPcache instead of APC. My machine is MacBook Pro 15" Retina (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB 1600 Mhz DDR3) and all of the applications were installed from Homebrew (PHP 5.5 with Phalcon).
Has anyone tried a similar test and got the same result?
Is there a way to make Phalcon faster like OPcached PHP frameworks?