That's really good to hear, I can get 60 fps most of the time in space, but definitely not near stations/etc with everything set to the max. After some more reading, I've been trying to up the quality/clarity with my O+ and have found the SS to be the best way forward along with dropping the quality levels of everything else quite a bit. Previously I was leaving the SS and HMD quality at 1 to 1.25 and just hated the jagged/flickering lines everywhere. After some more testing, I'm quite pleased to see that while the textures are lower quality, the overall clarity is far better. I've still got some experimenting to do, but at least I feel like I'm on the right track.Clarity issues are a thing of the past - I would describe it as looking at a 4k projector - so not as crisp as a 4k monitor but damn close. You see a bit of banding due to the fresnel lenses, but it's rather minor and you have to look for it - and only see it on a pure white background (not much of that in Elite). As for your 1080 driving it - you're not getting full ultra 4k60 either so that comparison isn't relevant - in short it's a HUGE leap above the Odyssey+ - oh and there is ZERO light leakage. ZERO. It's also significantly more comfortable and far less bulky/lighter than the Odyssey+ (which to my head was far and away the least comfortable I've ever worn - it was a total deal breaker for me it was so bad compared to others). Maybe not comparing it to the Rift you just don't know what you're missing - or my head is just very oddly shaped ;-)
I've been tempted to upgrade my card, but I think I'll be waiting for the next gen past the 2080, and depending on the headsets see what else is available.
I also ended up buying a VR cover pad for the O+ and it definitely helped with the light leakage, but it's still nowhere near enough. I've got pretty narrow IPD like you and could benefit from having a headset going lower than 63, so hearing that is also a plus.
Anyways, thanks again for posting up about this and the reply. If I find myself in rare situation of having money to spend on more computer stuff, I've definitely got something to think about.