Does nvidia driver version affect performance?

I am havinvg identical set up (i.e. torch2.0.0+cu117) on google cloud and aws cloud.

The only difference is the nvidia driver version (google is 51x version, aws is still using 4xx version)

Google is running much faster than aws. Is it possible nvidia driver version affects performance?

It could bit the more likely root cause could be caused by another part of your setup, e.g. the data loading speed etc. You should profile the code to check where exactly the slowdown comes from.