Finally, my benchmark is up. Didn't do anything but I'm back up to 32,141. Not where it used to be, in line with the international LG G2.
I do find that the VS980 does hesitate occasionally. Most times, it's good, though.
Mine has been in the 25 range the last week or so. I think there is just fluctuating results based on what the phone has been doing. I did notice though that since the update the phone uses more ram
True on the more RAM useage. My results have me just under the S4...ugh. Before the KK update I was just a smidge above the Note 3, with the factory VS980 4th down on the list behind the Sony Experia and another phone. I have to admit though, I've seen no degradation in performance.