The NVIDIA 177.70 Linux driver doesn't have many changes to mention compared to the 177.67 and 177.68 releases but just a few bug-fixes. What exactly changed with this new release isn't mentioned, but we anticipate it to be a few more RENDER improvements and other minor fixes. There is no release page for this NVIDIA 177.70 Linux driver either, but it's just referenced in an NvNews Forum Thread with the x86 and x86_64 download links.
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