The ASUS Z97 MAXIMUS VII HERO comes with a plethora of features and applications such as Gamer First III which is designed to enhance online gameplay and optimises your system for the best possible performance/experience. Also we have the widely known Sonic Radar II which allows gamers to be immersed into gameplay while retaining positional audio; this can be intrusive but it has been popular with the Z87 ASUS boards. On top of all that, the VII HERO comes with the SupremeFX audio chip which utilises the ALC1150 to the best of its ability including DTS support.
Here is a look at what the Gamer First III brings to the table in the way of some illustrations:
Next here is what you can expect from the Sonic Radar II software interface:
Finally he is a look at the SupremeFX audio interface which like the others, has a lovely nice clean and stylish ROG themed skin: